So many meetings, so many things to do, so much rutine but yet we are asked to solve every day different problems in a creative way!How can we do that?
How can we tap into our creativity?
One way to do that is by having a more creative day! Here are 5 tips that can help you make your days more creative!
1. Boost your mood with something you enjoy. 🤸
Positive emotions are huge boosters of creativity. Yet often we forget what a huge power we have over our emotions – often just a tiny action can make a huge difference.
What is one small thing that you can do to boost your mood straight away?
Make it easy, and playful.
Take a minute to reflect on what are you grateful for. Prepare a tiny surprise for special someone. Play with your pet. Snack something you enjoy. Savor that cup of tea (or coffee). Wear your favorite piece of clothing. Add your idea – and put it into action.
2. Have a mindful conversation with an interesting colleague/friend 💡
Make it short. But make it meaningful – exchanging new ideas or discussing an innovative question such as “What are you learning these days?”
3. Move. 🚴
Stretch. Straight up your back. Remember to breathe. Stand up more often. Use lunchtime for a short walk. Open the window. Be aware of your body, and pay attention to what it needs.
4. When moving between two activities, create a transition. 🧠
Instead of quickly jumping between email and a meeting, take a moment for a nice deep breath. Or a couple of those. When exhaling, focus on letting go things that you just finished. When inhaling, set an intention with which you would like to enter the next activity.
Creative? Relaxed? Focused?
Whichever it is, own it.
5. Surround yourself with things that inspire you and make you think big. 🪴
Perhaps on a gray day, you want more light and a warm candle in your workspace. Or perhaps a desktop photo of a place that inspires you boosts your creative energies today. Or it’s a cute little plan and quote printout you add to your desk.
Or perhaps it is about removing something – clearing out a bit more space helps us think more clearly.
Today, ask yourself, what is that one small step you can do to make your workspace a tiny bit more inspiring? Just a small step.
Then, ask that question on many days
What would make your day better, and more creative, today?
Which 1 small action will you do straight away to ensure that your day starts off well?
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