The secret to being creative is trying to simply "be". Being isn't easy. It takes time. This time includes practice, persistence and above all, patience.
Here are six "be" concepts which can be done or not done. These ideas are in no particular order.
- Be still
- Be moving around
- Be aware of your senses
- Be willing to temporarily close out some of our senses
- Be in a different environment
- Be in our normal environment by just hanging in there with a different frame of mind
Let's think of creativity as a salad for those in the Northern hemisphere, and a soup, for those in the Southern hemisphere. It takes a few good ingredients to make a soup or salad special. Try a mixture of the ideas from numbers 1 - 6.
Let me know if you cook up any new ideas. You will be well on your way to preparing something good before long.
This is a best of post from 2009.