Six Ways to Increase Your Creativity

What's the similarity between madness and genius?





The answer is creativity. When it comes to creativity, there's no denying that a dash of madness helps you achieve great things. But what about when it comes to work? Is being creative only good for the job title or can these traits also be useful in terms of productivity and success?


The answer to this question is a big YES. According to a study, highly creative people are more likely to earn more than others and also tend to have more successful careers. So if you're driven by your passion for innovative ideas, here are some tips on how you can boost your creativity at work:


1) Learn from your mistakes

In order to be successful at something, we need experience and practice. Mistakes often help us realize our shortcomings and correct them too in the future so that we don't repeat them unnecessarily again and again. Creativity is no different. If you're stuck with an idea, try brainstorming with yourself or other team members at work because making mistakes won't hurt your reputation as long as you learn from them in the process.





2) Be inspired

Sometimes we get into ruts where our minds just aren't working properly anymore due to stress or monotony so it's important that we find ways of inspiring ourselves again in order to stay motivated while working on new concepts and ideas at work. If possible, try taking breaks every once in a while during the day even if they're short (5-10 minutes).

For example, take a walk outside if possible since sunlight has been proven time after time as one of nature's most effective mood boosters – perfect for boosting creativity!





3) Take risks

Highly creative people aren't afraid of failure nor are they scared about trying something new – even if there's no certainty that something will turn out well for them in the end (the key word here being TRY).


Instead of letting fear hold back their passion for innovation, they choose instead to "go big or go home" when it comes down it which might explain why 80% percent of millionaires are first-generation rich according to Forbes Magazine!





4) Learn something new

We already mentioned briefly how nature acts as one of nature's most effective mood boosters but did you know that learning is another powerful motivator too? Of course not all learning material is created equal though since some materials like educational videos online can actually help increase productivity levels during work hours by getting us excited about various topics/subjects before returning back down/back into real life activities afterwards (like coding).





5) Let go

Some say "he who hesitates doesn't win" which isn't necessarily true all the time since sometimes procrastinating has its benefits too especially when it comes down emphasis on quality over quantity especially when dealing with deadlines after coming up with several solutions without much consideration beforehand focusing instead on refining each solution before finally choosing one. In other words, sometimes the best way to solve a problem is by not trying to force a solution but instead take your time and letting inspiration strike.





6) Be social

Some people are introverts who prefer working alone while others are extroverts who get inspired easily when they're surrounded by other people. And then there's everybody else – somewhere in between all of these two extremes. Regardless of where you stand on this spectrum, being socially active will help boost your creativity at work since it gives you access to new ideas and also helps build stronger relationships with team members which means better cooperation, more respect for each others' opinions/ideas, and the list goes on…





Increase your creativity with these tips.

There's no denying that creativity can be a double-edged sword. It can either lift you up to the stars or it can push you into madness like many other geniuses throughout history. Regardless of which side of the spectrum your creativity lies on, there are ways to boost it at work so that it helps you achieve great things in life and also earn more as well (but don't get greedy!).


Learn from past mistakes, be inspired by nature, take risks but most importantly – never stop learning since new knowledge is always useful when brainstorming with yourself or with others regarding how to solve problems/issues that arise during work hours. Last but not least – keep an open mind about everything and always give ideas a chance before rejecting them right away because when your heart is set on something (like coding), nothing will stop you… not even the fiercest storm!


"The creative man is capable of seeing relationships where others see confusion." – Carl Jung
"Imagination was given to us to compensate for what we are missing." – Albert Einstein
"Nothing extraordinary happens in the world; people just become aware of what they already know." – Jiddu Krishnamurti
"I believe there is another world we cannot see, touch or hear; and I try to translate my dreams into reality." — Claude Monet
"Creativity takes courage." — Henri Matisse
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