If you want to be creative, all you have to do is visualize yourself being more creative. Really, it’s that easy.
Brilliant author, and psychology professor, Ian Robertson, discovered that visualizing an outcome can physically reprogram the neural circuitry of the brain. Countless studies done by Robertson at Trinity College in Dublin have concluded that visualization not only changes the way we think as human beings, but also changes the way we perform.
Closing your eyes for 15 minutes and imagining yourself being creative (whether you vision yourself creating a timeless painting, or finding a creative solution to an everyday problem) is motivation enough to get your creative juices flowing.
In order to get the full benefits of visualization, try following these steps:
1. Find a quiet place, sit down and relax. Before you can start visualizing, the logical side of your brain needs to be relaxed; to avoid conflicting with the creative - imaginative - side of your brain.
2. Visualize yourself being creative. Once you are relaxed, focus on visualizing yourself being creative in your mind. If you have a specific project you are working on, visualize yourself finding the solution to that project. If you just want to be creative, imagine yourself in a typical creative-filled situation.
3. Repeat daily. Visualizing your creative self once may inspire you, but doing it daily will - without a doubt - help you to be more creative. Dedicate a few minutes each day to visualizing yourself being creative.
Visualizing your way to being creative is just one, very easy way to get your creative juices flowing. Not only will your creativity be empowered, you will also feel better about your abilities.
Try it out for yourself.