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1. Record you ideas
Keep a note book or voice recorder with you for recording your ideas. Actively recording your ideas positively affirms the cognitive behaviour of observation. It also helps make associations between remote ideas.
2. Flip the problem
Consistently creative people tend to approach their challenges from a wide variety of angles. Doing so helps create ‘psychological distance’ from the problem encouraging abstract thinking. Flip the question, and ask yourself from multiple different perspectives.
3. Set a constraint
Creating constraints around a problem can often lead to greater creativity. Famously, Dr Seuss wrote Green Eggs & Ham after betting he couldn’t produce a story using less than 50 words.
4. Sleep on it
Research has confirmed what many creatives have said for years, that sleeping on a problem leads to greater creativity. Scientists believe that the low levels of stress during sleep play a role in allowing people to access information from the subconscious and make new connections.
5. Go for a walk
For millennia, writers and artists have said that they develop their best ideas during a walk. The latest research studies have shown that walking can significantly improve new idea generation. The combinations of blood flow and the freedom to allow the mind to wander is what makes walking so effective.
Studies of patent records have shown that overall productivity correlates with radical breakthroughs in science and technology. The greatest creative geniuses of all time are shown to have created the largest amount of output.
7. Embrace all ideas
Many of the most famous inventions, ideas and slogans in the world have come from unlikely, spontaneous and sometimes accidental sources. There is no such thing as a bad idea. Combining ideas or re-purposing for a new application are both good practices.
When our minds are at ease we’re more likely to move our intention inward and make associations from remote thoughts emanating in our subconscious. An ingredient that is very important to this is dopamine; the more dopamine that is released, the more creative we are.
9. Seek Inspiration
Spontaneity, random association and good fortune are at the heart of creativity. To increase your chances of success, constantly expose yourself to new experiences, ideas and ways of thinking to help create new perspectives.