So, my friend Linda is the most creative and organized person I know.
Her spotless house is full of beautiful decor and she created most of it.
She taught me how to create cool decor from liquor bottles and it’s been a fun process.
Sometimes we get together with our bottles and craft for hours and hours.
Linda eats, drinks, and sleeps creativity, and I’m in awe of her.
She was born to craft and always has new and exciting ideas! She even repurposes and refinishes amazing furniture!
Most of the bottles I’ve crafted are because she gave me tips and instruction on what to do.
To be honest, I’m definitely not as creative when it comes to crafting bottles.
Creating posts and online graphics is how my creative juices flow!
Basically, we both are creative in different ways.
Scientific American says that “practicing creative-thinking techniques could improve anyone’s health by lowering stress and exercising the brain.” Good news!
Sometimes, it’s tough to come up with creative ideas.
I ran across a short TED Talk regarding how to find a creative idea.
According to research by behavioral and learning scientist Marily Oppezzo, “getting up and going for a walk might be all it takes to get your creative juices flowing“.
In this fun, fast talk, she explains how walking could help you get the most out of your next brainstorm.
Check out five ideas on how to brainstorm:
To recap, here are the five ideas on how to brainstorm!
1. Pick a problem / Subject for brainstorm
2. Walk at comfortable pace while brainstorming
3. Come up with as many ideas as you can
4. Speak and record your ideas
5. Cap your time
I have come up with many creative ideas when exercising, which is one reason I love to exercise.
What kind of creative thinking techniques do YOU use? Please leave a comment!