Is Creativity Necessary?
We think so.
Creativity doesn’t necessarily equate to artistic qualities. It can be expressed through innovation and problem solving skills.
Think about these two scenarios:
You hypothetically live in a country with electricity, water and waste management problems. Everyone around you complains about it and says it’s a hopeless cause. So, overtime, you begin to believe what everyone else is saying. And you give up, because there’s obviously no point in dreaming up solutions.
You hypothetically live in a country with electricity, water and waste management problems. However, the people around you view this as a challenge worth confronting. They start thinking of ways to come up with clean energy solutions to bypass the lack of infrastructure. Sure, you have some hesitations and doubts, but it’s more exciting to think of creative (sometimes far-fetched) solutions rather than dwell in hopelessness. Right?
So how do you incorporate creativity into your day to day life?
Here are some tips to help you fuel your creativity:
Surround yourself with innovative, creative and inspiring people.
Work in a coworking space.
Paint – even if you’re not an artist.
Get out of your comfort zone.
Spend time in nature.
Try a new recipe.
Have brainstorming sessions with friends.
Have a list of ideas. And pursue some of them.
Find problems, then dream up solutions.
Don’t let the problems around you get you down. Instead, surround yourself with dreamers and doers. And let the creativity flow.