This post is about finding different places that aid your creative work and stimulate creative thoughts. Being stuck in the same place can leave you in a creative rut with no inspiration to execute your creative work.
The major disadvantages creative people face in a mundane environment is a lack of novel stimuli or too much distraction by things that are unimportant. Think about all the times you tried to do some creative work at home and were distracted by the fridge, some paper on the floor, or some other irrelevant thing that you never got around to dealing with. You are surrounded by so many mundane tasks that are calling for your attention that your own thoughts start to become mundane. That’s why I’ve come up with 5 places you can go to stimulate creative thoughts, generate new ideas, and help you with your creative work. (more…)
Highly creative people often experience numerous creative insights and powerful revelations. This post offers some new ideas on how to encourage these creative capabilities.
Below I have outlined 5 mind-bending activities of highly creative people. I truly hope that this post will not only be able to serve as creative inspiration but as something practical that you’ll be able to integrate into your creative process.
Too many people these days are shallow in their adoption of deep ideas. They adopt a deep idea but they don’t understand it deeply. This is a problem because it gets misused and other shallow people are introduced to the shallowness of a truly deep idea and reject the depth they never saw. This comes about because they are not playing with ideas long enough.
There is an interesting proverb that goes like this, ‘a proverb in the mouth of a fool is like a thorny branch brandished by a drunk‘.
First comes misunderstanding and then comes misapplication. Both are destructive.
Who has time to be creative anymore? Your boss doesn’t care that you’ve developed a psychological theory that would improve relationships or that you’ve written a book that can change people’s lives.
Society has successfully brutalised creative thinking to such an extent that no one seems to know what being creative really is anymore. People often associate being creative with being able to draw or paint, and that certainly can be creative, but it’s a limiting definition.
Worse than that, this lack of understanding indicates that people don’t really value creativity in the true sense of the word. As a culture, it’s always important to reevaluate what we value. Do we value creativity or is it a waste of time? (more…)