We all have our methods, I like to mix up my tasks as I find monotony really boring. What ever we do, if we are creative people, we need to find ways of letting out that spark without doing us harm. We also need to know where to apply that spark and what to do with it once we have it flaring. That creative side of our personality has to be given the space to exist in, and if it isn't allowed to breathe then it can make us really unhappy.
So how do we use our creative side in a way that makes sense to the rest of the world? How do we be ourselves without having the unwanted labels which all too often come with people who call themselves “artistic”? We can look at a variety of behaviours and habits that are helpful for all of us, especially if we are creative types.
Take The Initiative
Creative thinking means that we see things others don't. We create an option that isn't immediately there. So think about things on a deeper level than you may be asked to, and always check first before breaking from routine. If you're working for yourself, test your theories before applying them everywhere, It doesn't always mean being the one who has the great idea either, sometimes taking the initiative means being the first one to accept more work needs to be done. Take some training, fill in those gaps in your already worthy knowledge.
The more people in our network, the more opportunity for growth and development. Also, more people means more options for work. We all need solutions from time to time and finding solutions is a creative activity in many cases. Often people get stuck because they don't know who to turn to, that's where creative thinking comes in. If you're there to be asked, then you're there to be useful. Useful earns payment. Other people often make great companions and help to keep us going when things are getting tough out there, too.
There are always plenty of nay-sayers and anxiety ridden folk who cannot imagine themselves in your shoes. For them you're in uncharted water and they'll project all kinds of negativity at you. Imagine if you were on a sinking ship and the person next to you is shaking you and telling you to jump, you'd find that pretty normal. This is how some people see a career in the arts, and they'll tell you to jump. Don't do it. ,
Develop A Routine
Like I said at the beginning of this article, I have a habit of mixing things up a little. This helps to keep me alert and focussed. It also saves me from going slightly mad. Finding a routine though, is something that has to be achieved in order to make good work. Put things in some kind of order, know your mental and physical limits and work well within them. If one day you have to pull a double shift to get something done, it'll be much easier if you've been doing single shifts for a while.
Don't wait to be told, or for the letter to remind you, do it now. If you have work to do then set yourself a target and make sure you stick to it. Don't accept your own excuses and be your own boss. This is if you work for someone else or not, taking the reins of your life in this way ultimately reduces the stresses of work
Take Feedback Kindly
Honest feedback is valuable. We can learn about how we are perceived and how our services work for people. By listening to feedback, we can get to the bottom of sales funnels and lead leaks in order to maximise our hard earned returns. Only by listening to what our customers and users are saying can we really improve and deliver things people want, need, and enjoy.
Use Your Restlessness
It's difficult to relax when your mind is continually working on things while you're trying to rest. So why not get up and put pen to paper? Even if it's just a bit of reading or elearning, it's not difficult to keep the mind occupied on something worthwhile other than the rest. Embrace the sleeplessness and work through the night, be an inspired inventor, changing the world in little ways with creativity.
Take the risk and do your project, so what if it doesn't work out. You'll have learned a lot about what ever it is you did in the process. Everything is valuable if we take the right perspective on it. It's just about finding it. Choose the outrageous option if it's what you want to do, make your statement by applying your creative thinking to the max. Don't be shy.
Put Your Back And Your Heart Into It
Use your head of course, but if you want to make a splash then you'll need to put in a lot of work and a lot of care. It needs to be a labour of love as well as sweat. You'll likely need to take training in the right subjects to make it truly something worth showing off to your companions. If we apply care to everything we do, from caring about the project to caring about the people it is meant for, we will be more successful.
It's always worthwhile learning something new. I know that we can sometimes shy away from new information in case it makes us feel stupid, or in case we don't quite understand it, or in case it simply is wrong for us. However, it's always worth while taking on the challenge in education and opening your mental doors to new ideas. Going to the people who make it their business to educate pretty much guarantees a successful venture. Take a few courses over time. They might be a scenic route or they might be a shortcut, you'll have to try and draw your own map to make a precise judgement. Try some now for free.
Make Your Own Rules As You Go Along
Don't be a killjoy and put your work in a flowchart that must be obeyed. Allow some slack, see if you can do something new or a bit crazy within reason and don't worry too much. By putting on too many restrictions, we might not have the right path up the mountain. You sometimes have to go round a few corners before you get to the path that leads up and so always be prepared to take those corners.
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