Tomorrow is Walk On Your Wild Side Day! But what about your creative side?
In life, there are left-brainers and right-brainers. The left-brainers are number people. They are the scientists, mathematicians, linear, practical and realistic. The right-brainers are creative, imaginative, artistic and poetic. Most left-brainers think there is no way to bring out their creative side. This is not true! There are ways to bring out the creative side in everyone.
Be Open-Minded – Try and entertain ideas you normally wouldn’t. Someone might have a great idea that gets shot down because someone else is being closed-minded. Bouncing ideas off of others is a great way to expand on ideas. Having team brainstorm sessions are great for getting everyone’s thoughts out on the table.
Find Your Passion – Our memories function better when we’re passionate about something. For example, if you’re not a baseball fan, you probably won’t remember, or care, who won the World Series five years ago. If you’re interested in advertising, you would most likely remember clever or moving advertising campaigns. Find something you’re passionate about and creativity will follow.
Keep Day Dreaming – You know that moment when you snap out of a daydream and get back to reality? Try and keep the daydream train of thought going! Thinking of crazy, out-of-the-box ideas is a great way to unleash your creative side.
Write Down Your Thoughts – ALWAYS carry something with you that you can jot your thoughts down. It can be a small notebook or a note-taking app on your phone. You never know when a bright idea will pop into your head. It would be a shame to forget a thought that had potential.
Change Your Perspective – Try and look at things in a different light. This might sound like a difficult task, but it doesn’t have to be! Let’s use advertising as an example again. Do you pay attention to commercials on TV? If not, you should start. Commercials are packed with carefully planned, creative messages. Try and break commercials down and think about them critically. What is the target audience? Why does it stand out to you? What makes it good or bad? Does the ad make you more interested in the product or service? This thought process can be applied to everything in life, not just commercials!
These are a few steps that can be taken to unleash the creativity that is hidden somewhere inside of you! The brain may not be a muscle, but it does need to be worked out!