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Science-Based Tips to Boost Your Creativity

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What is creativity?

All of us have experienced creativity in some form or another. Like when you come up with new ideas, invent something innovative, develop an original plan – the list goes on and on. There are many books about how creativity is defined and how to teach people creative thinking skills, so I’m c...

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Six Thinking Hats Technique

In 1985 Edward DeBono wrote a book which unveiled a problem-solving model consisting of six mindsets. The six hats represent different perspectives and have been identified by their colors: Blue Hat for rational, White Hat for logical, Yellow hat for positive, Red hat for emotional, Black Hat for...

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Stop being so focused

Yep, you read that right. Take a minute and get unfocused. As the saying goes, “the best ideas come to us when we’re not even trying.” Research studies show that those so-called eureka moments often...

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Get emotional

Sometimes, it can be hard to deal with negative emotions, but here’s something to try next time you’re feeling down or grumpy: get creative. The creative process has been proven to help people get out of a bad mood because they focus their minds entirely on solving an issue or problem. Exercising...

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Mind map

A mind map is a great way to come up with ideas and boost creativity. You can think of it as an informal brainstorming session that helps you gather your thoughts without worrying about being categorized or organized later. It’s an excellent tool for making connections between ideas, developing o...

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Take a walk

According to Stanford researchers, walking helps with creativity and also improves sleep quality. The study found that when participants were given two hours of mild activity throughout the day, including taking a walk in between lunch and dinner, they experienced increased cognitive function com...

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Meditate

It’s pretty much common knowledge that meditation is not only restorative and encourages healthy brain function, but the contribution it made to my own creativity makes it a “must mention” here. You are the best judge of how you should meditate to improve your own creative thinking. Your body an...

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Stay curious

It is common for job advertisements to mention the importance of curiosity, passion, and inquisitiveness. Employers want employees who have a thirst for knowledge; they are looking for innovative thinking skills or people who can think outside the box. What sources of information should you explo...

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Dana P. Rowe

"Successful people with a growth mindset have an optimistic approach to challenges instead of those who see them as insurmountable obstacles; these individuals also try new things more often and let go of old ideas more quickly than their less successful counterparts."

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