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Top 5 Habits of Highly Creative People



[This blog post is a small excerpt from our stellar ebook: The Creative Spark - Habits & Tricks to Maximize Creativity]


If you're wondering how to be more creative, whether it's in art, thinking, writing, cooking, or just your day-to-day life, it's important to have good habits and routines to help get those creative juices flowing. Creativity isn't a light switch you can simply turn on and off. It's a way of life, a constant practice that thrives on a foundation of specific habits and a nurturing environment. In this chapter, we'll explore how to cultivate a lifestyle that fuels your creative spirit and allows your imagination to flourish.


Many successful creative individuals share common practices that contribute to their success. Here are some key habits to incorporate into your daily routine:

 

1. Embrace Curiosity: 

Approach the world with a childlike wonder. Ask questions, explore new experiences, and actively seek out knowledge in diverse fields. Curiosity is the spark that ignites new ideas and fuels the creative fire. Note that you cannot approach things with a know-it-all attitude. If you do, your mind is already firmed up and locked in, but you need it to be soft and spongy to absorb and react.

 

2. Embrace a Growth Mindset: 

Believe that your creative abilities can be developed through practice and perseverance. Don't be afraid to step outside your comfort zone, take risks, and learn from your mistakes. Every challenge is an opportunity to grow and refine your creative skills.

 

3. Schedule Time for Creativity: 

Treat creativity like any other important task and dedicate specific time slots in your day for focused creative work. Whether it's an hour in the morning for brainstorming or an evening for artistic exploration, carve out this time in your schedule and stick to it.

 

4. Develop a Daily Observation Practice: 

Sharpen your senses by actively observing the world around you. Notice the details, the colors, the textures, and the interactions between people and their environment. Capture your observations in a notebook, through sketches, or photographs. This practice will enrich your creative wellspring and provide a constant source of inspiration.

 

5. Make the Most of Your Time:

Instead of zoning out during your daily commute, use this time for creative brainstorming. Listen to inspiring podcasts that spark new ideas, jot down thoughts in a notebook, or use a voice recorder to capture fleeting inspirations for later exploration.

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