4 WAYS TO BOOST YOUR CREATIVE THINKING

Being able to think outside the box is a learnable skill. You just have to be willing to try new things
— Jason Zook

Creative thinking plays an important role in the creative process. That's why we'd like to share these creative activities from Jasondoesstuff to help get your creative juices flowing. 

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1. CONSUME CONTENT THAT'S WAY OUTSIDE OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE.

If you want to get your creative juices flowing, start consuming content you wouldn't normally consume. Read blogs outside of your industry. Read books outside of your normal genre of choice. Heck, grab lunch with a complete stranger.

 

2. WRITE A 500 WORD ARTICLE WITH NO TOPIC WHATSOEVER.

Open up a blank document and just start typing. No headline, no topic, no editing, and most importantly no self-critiquing. Just let your fingers start typing and let your brain decide what words get written.

 

3. DO THE "NO BAD IDEAS" BRAINSTORMING EXERCISE.

Do a 45-60 minute brainstorming session with a friend. No technology and no criticism whatsoever. Bring a topic or idea you want to brainstorm to the table, and just start riffing on it back and forth. Write down all your ideas and don't critique a single idea.

 

4. KEEP A SKETCHBOOK

You should always be aware and take influence from what's around you. A sketchbook allows you to draw from life, stimulate your imagination and most importantly get your ideas down on paper. Whatever your discipline, which may be graphics to poetry, its always important to have a sketchbook.

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