The Importance of Creativity

Posted on 22nd September, 2020

by Shawna

Studies show that all people are creative, they just need to learn how to develop and use their creativity. With the right exercises people, who are convinced they have no creativity at all, can learn how to tap into this innate aptitude.

Creativity is one of the most important characteristics that make us successful. The world is changing so rapidly now that is important to learn how to be more creative. Creativity courses are now provided by schools because it is well known that creativity can help us to succeed. It is an essential skill for professionals in all fields. Teachers should embrace and cultivate all forms of creativity in order to be able to instill creativity in their students.

The 20% Rule - Inspiration and Creative Thinking

The biggest and most successful companies in the world practice the 20% rule. What does it mean? They are encouraging their employees to set aside 20% of their work time for creative thinking, finding inspiration for innovative ideas. Creativity and innovation are valued as the most important skills not only among artists but also in the scientific and business world.

Creativity has to become an integral part of our lives. Creative thinking makes it possible to solve even the most troublesome problems. The U.S. study, "Creativity and Education" proves that we need to be creative to succeed in fields of our lives. The study also shows that while creativity is innate, it can be developed and cultivated as any learned skill.

Studies also show that the main factors that block creativity are:

  • self-criticism
  • self-censorship
  • perfectionism
  • fear of failure

Tap Into Your Innate Creativity

We are born creative and with the proper training, we can tap into this innate talent. Why is creativity so important? It makes life fulfilling and makes us feel vibrantly alive. Creativity is about living life as a journey, as a wonderful adventure. Creativity expands our consciousness and along with that come new inspirations, ideas.

Simple ways to enhance your creativity and express it in everyday life:

  • Use your creativity to decorate your home and workplace, be original, play with colors, texture, lights.
  • Add original home decor elements to make your place unique.
  • Take short breaks for relaxation and day dreaming. You'll be surprised how many creative ideas can arouse during these peaceful moments.
  • Don't censor yourself, experiment, explore and play like a child.
  • Do something old in a brand new way. Start with something simple, it can be your favorite meal spiced up with some exotic ingredients.
  • Slow down once in a while and savor everything life brings in your way with the eyes of a child, with a sense of wonderment, curiosity, and adventure.
  • Carry a notebook and pen everywhere you go, we often have creative ideas, but we forget them if we don't write them down.
  • Practice guided meditations and visualization techniques to enhance your creative imagination.

My dear, creativity is like any other aptitude: use it or lose it. The more you use it, the better you get at it.