Be Creative By Mary Jaksch Share185 +127 Tweet322 Share29Shares 563Have you ever wished you were more creative? Of course you have! I mean, who hasn’t? The problem with creativity is that it can get crushed so easily. A negative remark from a teacher long ago, or an insensitive quip from a friend can be all it takes to stymie your ability to create. Luckily, there are ways to restore your innate creativity. In this post you’ll find ten of the most potent articles on creativity. You’ll learn how to work with your creativity, instead of against it so that you become more creative and uncover your essential brilliance. Click on the titles to read the articles listed below. 1. How To Be Creative When Your Brain Doesn’t Want To Play This refreshing, funny and thoughtful article is by Gary Korisko. It’ll immediately put you in a good mood and make you feel more creative! 2. How to Encourage More Creative Thinking This comprehensive post by Gregory Ciotti is a brilliant article on how to boost creative thinking. Ciotti digs deep into the current research of creativity and comes up with gems. 3. The No. 1 Habit of Highly Creative People Read this inspiring article by Leo Babauta if you want to know about the habits of creative people. Leo talks about his own habits and also interviews other creatives about their creative habits. Here’s a quote by Leo Babauta: 4. How to be More Creative in 5 Simple Steps Jeremy Duvall’s resource covers the topic of creativity in considerable depth. The creativity training he outlines is excellent! 5. How Limiting Choices Enhances Creativity Carly Sandifer writes about how boundaries can spark creativity. This article has a beautiful introduction where she uses story and dialogue to warm up the readers and lead into the topic of her post. 6. The Psychology Behind Messy Rooms: Why The Most Creative People Flourish In Clutter If your desk is messy (like mine), you’ll find comfort in this entertaining post by Dan Scotti. In defense of messy desks, Dan brings out the big guns: If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, then what are we to think of an empty desk? – Albert Einstein 7. How to Become a Creative Genius You can find many gems in this article. In particular, author Kim Roach explains the technique of “imaginary dialogue” which Napoleon Hill describes in his book Think and Grow Rich. This technique enables your unconscious to solve problems, and makes you more creative. 8. How to Survive Creative Burnout As bestselling author Scott Berkun says, “The longer you work at creating things, whether it’s websites, essays or paintings, the greater the odds you’ll have a day where you don’t feel like doing it anymore.” This article is immensely helpful if your creative well has run dry or you feel overwhelmed. 9. Why Your Brain Needs More Downtime Research on naps, meditation, nature walks and the habits of exceptional artists and athletes reveals how mental breaks increase productivity, replenish attention, solidify memories and encourage creativity. What I found particularly useful was the research on the benefits of naps. It turns out that there is a magic length of nap you need to aim for. 10. Top 10 Sources of Inspiration for Creative Writing In this inspiring post by Emily Lucas you can find ten great suggestions on how to become more creative. Here is a quote by Emily Lucas: [bctt tweet=”Love what you do and think about the joy it brings you. http://snip.ly/4k3R Via@lifehackorg pls RT”] I hope you enjoyed this selection of top articles on how to be creative and find your innate brilliance. The great thing about creativity is that it’s always there, slumbering below the surface of your mind. All you need to do is wake it up! What light-bulb moment did you find in these articles? Love this post? Please share it with your friends on social media!