How To Boost Creativity? #WomenOnTheMove Share Their Secrets

Posted: November 29, 2016

What fuels creativity? How to maximise the potential of a creative mind? #WomenOnTheMove share their secrets in our weekly twitter chat.

“To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination.” — Albert Einstein

The word ‘creativity’ is often related to writing a novel or painting a masterpiece. But the scope of creativity cannot be contained within these two areas only, it stretches beyond it. Whether it is trying out a new recipe in the kitchen or re-using old newspapers to create something useful; making a picture look appealing with the photo editing tools or just looking at a picture and creating a 6 word story around it; creativity is the process of bringing something new into being; something that’s ‘original not predictable’.

There are endless possibilities of a creative mind. Creativity motivates discoveries, helps in developing new theories and concepts. Creativity encourages people to look at problems or situations from a different angle with fresh perspective and suggest unconventional solutions.

However, creativity and ideas don’t just flow in relentlessly. A mundane and routine life is a bane for inspiration and creativity. Ideas and creativity need a spark and that renewed spark can be found when we break away from the usual — learn a new language, listen to unfamiliar music, try unusual foods, travel or watch a TED talk video on an innovative idea. What is important is to break away from the usual and experience the world in a different way. As the perspective widens to fresh stimulus, so will the creativity.

Earlier this week, we had our weekly #WomenOnTheMove chat on Twitter, and this is what we discussed. And lots of secrets were shared too! Read on to find out.

(If you’re not yet following Women’s Web on Twitter, do now, and you can come over for the chat too, every Wednesday 6-7PM IST).

Factors that influence creativity

Change is important to get the creative juices flowing

Writer’s block or just a dont-feel-like-writing phase?

How to overcome the writer’s block or I-dont-feel-like-writing-phase?

Does domesticity kill creativity?

In search of inspiration – where do we get it from?

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