Creativity is required in both our personal and professional lives, not just for art—but to problem solve and innovate. If it’s not flowing our you feel stuck in a rut here are a few ways to boost creativity.
It’s easy to think that the longer we focus on it or the more time we invest the sooner we will come to a resolution but clearing your mind and taking some space is often a faster way to a resolution. Depending on the situation this could be anything from a short walk or workout to a weekend away or time spent binge-watching TV, quality time with loved ones, or time spent doing something that you love.
Spend Time In Nature
While you step away, strongly consider spending a bit of time in nature. Not only does nature minimize stress and anxiety, but it can ignite creativity. The larger the space the better, such as a large forest line, lake, waterway, or tree-filled park. The wide-view of a nature scene will literally widen your perspective.
We must not forget that we are not alone! Reach out to someone you can brainstorm with, bounce ideas off of, or full-on collaborate with. In fact, collaborating even when you aren’t stuck is one of the most effective ways to innovate.
Here’s to thinking big, bold, and outside of the box!