Creativity exercises to regain your passion for work
Albert Einstein once said “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” It’s needless to sit and think for hours to let the creativity flow. It is a process that only requires some incentives and then comes naturally. It’s like a muscle that must be exercised so that it becomes increasingly strong. But we ask what good does creativity do in business? As we have already spoken about several times, innovation helps for business success, as innovation goes hand in hand with creativity. While it is true that there are people with more creative character, this does not mean we cannot develop the creative area ourselves.
The first and quickest exercise we can do is remember our childhood, remember what we liked or did not, and think if we can enjoy or even seriously plan for our career or a new business development. We know that children are very imaginative therefore tend to have higher levels of creativity. The goal of the exercise is to find our inner child, without prejudice and willing to unleash mint without the restrictions of adulthood.
Another exercise is to fill a board with images, phrases or lists of things we want to do, that inspire and develop our creative soul. The main objective is to encourage doing things that help make the decision for our business. As we continue doing this we become more aware of it and see what we need to fill those gaps. Do what you’re passionate about, even when we have not yet thought exactly a plan. It is sometimes necessary to jump into the water and swim, it is important to stay focused but if we wait until the time is right, we could end up waiting forever.
Another important aspect is to separate our job from our personal lives, but we must maintain a healthy mind as it is important to supplement our life with extra activities. Sometimes schedules can be inconvenient but there is always time for everything. Even using a Sunday morning for a walk is a big step.
By Nikos Kontorigas