Five Ways to Boost Creativity
Some people state writing is purely technical. I don’t believe that. I think it requires as much creativity as it does technical skill. And sometimes I feel low on creativity and not much (good) writing comes forth. I think many will recognize this, and I think we can all use these five tips on how to boost creativity.
1. Take a Power Nap
Napping is a great way to boost not only energy and recharge your brain, but also to boost creativity. Power naps can range from 5-25 minutes. Don’t sleep longer than that, because you’ll reach the deep sleep state and you’ll only wake unrested and groggy. Don’t nap any later than 3PM, though, because that’ll confuse your brain (it will think it’s sleepy-time for real!).
2. Exercise for Half an Hour
Short lengths of exercise can seriously boost creativity. Actually: exercise boosts every form of cognitive ability! The kind of exercise doesn’t matter and the boost lasts for around two hours. Note, though: only the physically fit experience this boost, those who aren’t fit will only feel exhausted . Good excuse to get in shape!
3. Brainstorm,Then Let Your Mind Wander
You’ll probably recognize it when I say that my great ideas usually come when I’m not even trying. You can stage this! If you’re trying to make up a great plot twist or motives for a character or such, brainstorm on it for a while. Then, take a short break and let your mind wander. The chance is quite high you’ll be struck by a great idea during your break.
4. Go Out in Nature
Spending time in nature has been proven to up your creativity (and happiness and focus). Spending three days in nature can improve your creativity with 50%, but shorter outings can certainly help, too. Take a stroll, have a picnic in the city park, go to a lake or the sea and enjoy nature. You’ll feel invigorated!
5. Think Positive
Negative feelings can negatively impact your creativity. It’s the same for the other way around: positive emotions have a positive impact on creativity. Take notice of how you’re feeling: if you’re feeling blue, irritated or just generally negative, that isn’t the time to write. You’ll only get more agitated. Take stock of how you feel and balance out those negative feelings!
I hope these tips will be of use to you . Do you have any tips or tricks to boost your creativity? Please feel free to share them in the comments!