For many, being creative implies the ability to create many ideas in a short time with the hope that some of them will prove useful. However, for those who want to be seen by others as “creative,” any creativity effort is also considered an opportunity to fail and become “uncreative.”
It can result in an atypical stage of fear. Stage fright can trigger anxiety, fear, and often self-shaming and may result in freezing.
Naturally, this hinders creativity, resulting in more fear of the stage.
It’s an endless cycle.
However, it is possible to bring it into a more calm and more productive state, where ideas flow easily and with a steady flow.
The only thing you’ll need to do is take notes as they happen. Take a moment to breathe and then, later, select from them, and then elaborate on the selected few.
How do you get there?
Try these methods:
1. Don’t judge creativity while creating.
Mental state rules. Your mental state is what defines you. If you’re feeling inspired and even neutral, then you’re in the right mindset. The neutrality I’m referring to is a state that is not judging that doesn’t have you constantly trying to determine if you’re being creative or not.
Or if any ideas are good ideas.
Actually, you’re not even conscious of your thoughts in any way.
Thinking about your thoughts-which can involve being judgmental, blocks the flow more quickly than any other method I have ever used. Your brainstorming should be an uninvolved flow. You can sort it later.
If you decide right now, you will stop engaging your right brain and instead shift to your left brain, which is analytical. It is great for making judgments, editing, and polishing. Not the best for creating many different options.
2. Remind yourself that your brain has already come up with many ideas throughout your life.
Take note of the times during the day that you have an idea. You’ll be surprised by how many. Ideas that are big or simple? Do you have smart or dumb ideas? Do not categorize them this way. Or at all. But not yet.
Consider that ideas are just ideas. Their goal is to produce the flow of ideas.
It is a way of life, and having a myriad of concepts gives you a high chance of finding the perfect one from the crowd. The more you force yourself to produce them in large quantities, The more your brain develops to think in this way and in a speedy manner!
There’s a second reason why “the more, the more fun” is a common occurrence in the realm of creativity. The fact is that even the most discarded ideas have pieces of genius which you can apply to the winners you hand-picked.
Example: An advertising agency team was in search of something unique to gift an upcoming client. The team came up with the idea of delivering an ice cream sundae that you can make yourself delivered to the office of the client for a day of fun.
The idea of a unique event sounded appealing to the agency’s CEO, but since the client was in a sophisticated industry, he decided to replace the sundae bars in favor of a caviar tasting. Then the head of the client’s company gave additional tasks at the expense of the agency.
He did it and said, “Because you truly understand us.”
3-Make a Point Of Appreciating Creativity Anywhere You See It
Creativity is everywhere, even if it’s often not stunning, stylish, or even in an art gallery. Sometimes, it’s in the manner in which something is displayed in a shop. A clever sentence or phrase that is spoken by a friend.
Instead of being upset that you didn’t come up with it, Instead of resenting it, embrace the idea instead of being disappointed that you didn’t think of it. Consider how the person might be able to come up with this idea. In reality, you should go through books written by artists that discuss subjects such as “how I came up with this idea.”
Learn about tricks and methods as you enter the mind of creativity.
Children can be the best teachers due to their unique perspective that provides a unique view of the globe. They are not ashamed or unaware of their own uniqueness.
If your child was three and observed a woman who was pregnant and whispered to her, “Mommy, this woman appears to have swallowed the Beach ball!” Would you be at ease or embarrassed?
My friend experienced this as well, and she was ecstatic about her son’s imaginative thought (and then later asked to hear him speak more clearly). Naturally, it was helpful that the mother-to-be was so happy that she broke down crying.
4-Try Creative Jumpstarts Start Today
Recognizing and appreciating others’ creative ideas can help you to boost your creativity.
Go to the art museum on the day that is free. Because you didn’t pay anything, you are allowed to stay for about half an hour. Don’t expect to see a lot. Take in as much as you can and allow it to fill your head with information. It is possible to return next week and look at more if you’d like.
If you’re walking in a city, take as long as you can. Observe your surroundings and people. Listen occasionally to the various words used to convey thoughts and views.
Which of your peers thinks differently than you? A lot of us have people who are like us. It’s a comfort, but it’s not always brain-feeding.
Take the time to connect with individuals who are not like you. The experience, even when uncomfortable, gives you to look outside of your normal worldview. It increases your perspective and enhances your thinking. (You get smarter!)
5-Watch TV is less popular on nights of the Week
Find shows that spark new ideas or give you the surprising: events and ideas, or even people that you don’t meet often. Make sure you choose entertainment that is unique and high-quality. Both are great meals for your brain as well as are a means to stay up to date with the latest of the latest media options.
You know the definition of junk food, and it is easy to figure out what “junk thinking” is. They are only consumed occasionally, and most importantly, you need to know what people are thinking about.
6 Tap Into Trends To Increase Your Ideas
An easy way to get ideas is to duplicate what’s already there in the market: if everyone buys small-sized cars, you can also purchase a smaller vehicle. In the design industry, your company designs an additional small car.
“Trend-tapping” can be an indirect way to tap into the trend. It is possible to, for instance, tap into the smaller-car phenomenon in indirect ways:
If you’re a designer of luggage, it is possible to make a luggage design that fits inside smaller luggage trunks.
If you’re a toymaker, you can create games that kids could easily play with smaller vehicles. The game’s board might be smaller, and players do not have to move around to play.
If you are a designer of clothes accessories, you create bags that are an inspiration for a hat you have seen. The same applies to a marketing campaign or a new soup, the best way to increase interest at a medical facility.
Whatever your job, whatever your profession, you can benefit from this method.
You’re riding the energy or the mood of a brand, company, or person.
Consider: What trend beyond my field could I incorporate into my work?
If Mac designed a car, what would it look like?
What would happen if Porsche had created an establishment?
If Harvard created a grade school curriculum how would it be like?
If (a person working involved in media) was responsible for (whatever job you’re currently working), What would they do to manage my new task?
7-Borrow Techniques from Improv Actors
Improvisational actors are able to grasp an idea and go with the idea swiftly and easily.
Regularly. If you’re interested in learning how to come up with a variety of ideas quickly, they are the ones to watch.
I realized this when I was a creative director in the field of advertising. I attended a lot of improv classes. After a while, my group began meetings to brainstorm ideas around the model.
“Improv” -ing (which naturally originates from “improvising”) can be described as an art of brainstorming in which one is given information or a situation to her and, staying within the “world,” creates a scene.
Improv actors are instructed not to negate any incident or an action that was given to them by an actor but rather to proceed with it.
If one actor asks another, “So how is your spouse doing?” The second actor will not respond with “But I’m not married.” Instead, she would reveal that she does have a husband.
Answers that are valid could vary from “He’s going to leave me,” He’s creating pizza,” or “I am about to kill him” since they bring the story forward. This type of response is known as “Yes and.”
Creativity requires the “Yes and”Yes” answer, also since it opens the doorway to new possibilities that build upon one another and allow for to move.
The reverse of “Yes and” The opposite of “Yes and-” is “No, however” and brings the process to a complete stop.
If the question “how’s your husband doing?” will result in “I don’t have any husbands,” there aren’t many options other than the amnesia scenario (ho-hum). “Yes and”Yes and” create a myriad of possibilities. You could probably think of 20 and not even try.
If you’re trying to be creative or inspire creativity in others around you, always ask “Yes and”Yes and.” Learn how transformative and life-affirming it could be across all aspects that you live in.
If you had to pick one of the techniques you’ve discovered to apply to the current task, what method would you pick, and what fresh thought(s) could arise? (c)2008 written by Wendy Lapidus Saltz.