How to Live a More Creative Life
Many people aspire to live a more creative life, but struggle with where to begin. It can be daunting to look at successful actors, writers, and musicians and wonder how they became so creative and successful. However, the reality is that many of these successful creative people were once just like you – full of dreams, goals, and creative blocks. If you are ready to commit to reaching your creative pinnacle, here are a few tips to get you started:
1. Combine Ideas
Being creative doesn’t always mean you have to reinvent the wheel. Sometimes the secret to a brilliant idea is to take two existing ideas and combine them to create something new. Consider the traditional alarm clock, for example. Someone long ago combined the ideas of a clock and a bell, creating a simple yet effective invention that has stood the test of time.
To create something unique, think about the ideas you have and how they could potentially work together. You might be surprised at the results when you merge two existing ideas to create something entirely new.
2. Remove Self-Censorship
To be truly creative, you have to strip away the self-censorship that society and culture have taught you. As you grew older, you might have heard people say that they “used” to be creative when they were young. Back then, their minds were free from the worries of career, relationships, and finances. Life was fun, dynamic, and full of opportunities to explore their creativity.
Unfortunately, as we get older, our creativity is often exchanged for conformity. We censor ourselves and our ideas before we even have a chance to explore and develop them. To restore your authentic, creative self, dig deep into your subconscious mind and release your ideas from captivity.
3. Capture Your Best Ideas
Once you start tapping into your creative self, you will be amazed at how many ideas you have every day. The only problem is that if you don’t capture these ideas immediately, you’ll likely forget them. To avoid this issue, write down or sketch any promising ideas that come to mind. If you don’t have a way of capturing ideas, invest in a notepad, camera, or portable audio recorder. Highly creative people often carry these items with them to capture their ideas on the go.
Overall, living a more creative life requires courage, boldness, and a willingness to pursue your dreams. Instead of censoring yourself or dwelling on your lack of experience or ability, focus on combining ideas, removing self-censorship, and capturing your best ideas promptly. With these tips, you will unleash your creative potential and live a more fulfilling, inspired, and creative life.