Creative Thinking Exercises
Creativity is Within You
Let's Get it Out!
A great many people think of creativity as a talent you are born with. You either have it or you don't. I don't believe that. Creativity is within each of us waiting to be called upon and used to its fullest potential. The diverse ways we choose to express it is what makes creativity truly creative.
Creativity is so complex and multifaceted that it almost defies description in simple terms. Yet at the same time it is so simple you can only truly grasp it if you strip all the preconceptions away from it.
The first step to awakening your creativity - understanding how simple it is.
I've broken it down in What is Creativity? It's a question that needed answering and ultimately warranted its own page.
People always ask a person who has come up with something they find intriguing - "Where do you get your ideas?" "How do you come up with this stuff?" And the person usually answers with, "It just comes to me." That answer gives the illusion that you must have some special connection with the cosmos in order to get ideas to magically 'come to you'. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Creativity is inside you waiting to be awakened and used to its fullest potential.
There is no special secret that creatively active people keep carefully guarded from the rest of the world. They don't go through intricate rituals to draw upon an ethereal source that some would have you believe creativity is. They may have different techniques and different mindsets, but it boils down to the same thing- spurring creativity into action is as simple as setting your thoughts in motion.
So really, how do they do it?
If they are going to be completely honest with you they will have to answer- Lots of ways. And that is the long and short of it. There are lots of ways to get your creative stream flowing. And that's what we're going to explore together, lots of ways to tap into your creativity.
We'll work up some exercises that will employ the use of your senses and your imagination. We will delve deep into your mind's eye with meditation and hypnosis techniques that are safe and fun. I'm even going to have a look at some creativity software. This is all meant to change the way you look at the world and the way you use your creativity.
The idea of this site is to stir up your old notions of creativity and open you to some new possibilities.
Not every method is going to be workable for everyone. We all think differently, that's what sets us apart and makes creativity what it truly is, a unique expression of ourselves. But if you give each method some thought you'll come away with something you didn't have before.
If you're flexible and open minded you'll find getting into the creative flow is fun and truly fantastic. There are times when you really will wonder where the ideas come from. They will flow seemingly from nothing.
Other times it will be hard work. And in truth that's half the fun.
Creativity is within each of us, together we'll get it out in the open, where it belongs.