Do you ever find yourself overwhelmed with the amount of work you have to do. You have a pile of tasks at the beginning of the day, and more come in as the day goes on. This adds stress and that is not good for your creative thinking. It is also common for us to overestimate how much work we have, adding more stress. A basic todo list may just be the fancy dancy, all singing, all dancing cure for all that ails ya.
This week we're seeking out the most interesting.
Game: There are 3 random words listed below. Your aim is to conjure up the most creative twist you can to the scenario listed below the words. Use any of the words listed below as inspiration. Try to be as creative and unexpected as possible.
This week we're defining ourselves.
Look at the highly creative people you know. Every one of them, I'm willing to bet, has something eccentric about them. It could be something they do, something they wear, something they say etc. Highly creative people tend to see the world differently from most of us, they also are not afraid to hide that fact.
Keeping a journal has many benefits. Particularly with respect to creativity. Take a minute to think about how you think. Think about the last time you had a really awesome idea. Was it visual? Or some kind of fluffy presence? It's probably something that's quite hard for you to define. Have you ever had what you thought was a brilliant idea, only to start explaining it to someone and find that it wouldn't really work? I'm willing to bet you have.
This week we're following the trail.
Game: There are four random words listed below. Imagine they are clues to a mystery word. What could that word be? Explain your reasoning.
This week we're changing the rules.
We have a tendency to put faith in what others tell us. For the most part this is a good strategy. It allows us to focus our attention on the areas that matter most to us. This can become dangerous when it becomes too much of a habit however. As creative people we need to remember to question things often and also that we can easily change a lot of things we take for granted.
Here is our list of the 10 most creative and influential people of the world. We have tried to keep it varied and include people from a variety of different areas. We can learn a lot from studying people that are at the top of their game in terms of creativity. Remember, this list is just our opinion, and creativity is such a subjective beast. We're sure you'll disagree with us and encourage you to leave a comment with who you think should be on the list. Later on we'll do a readers top 10 list.
This week we're creating clues.
Game: There is one random word listed below. Your aim is to think of between 3 and 5 individual words that could be used as clues to guess this word.
This week we're putting our construction hats on.
This weeks challenge is often done as a team building exercise. We're adapting it slightly to turn it into a creativity building exercise. While doing this weeks exercise, remember that the aim is to experiment and explore. There will probably be a lot of trial and error and some research. You can also add to the fun by making it a competition between your friends.
You have to pack a bag with many different items. You start packing by placing things in neatly in an organised manner. You're almost finished but the last few items just don't fit. They almost do but not quite. You can take everything out and start again. You could try and readjust a few items and see if that helps. Or you could try picking the bag up and shaking it. Things will move around slightly and everything will fall into place. This is the bag principle and when being creative you need to develop your bag packing strategy to get everything to fall into place.
This week we're continuing the chain.
Game: There are three random words listed below. They are in order and your aim is to work out what that order is and then pick a word to be the fourth in the sequence. There is no specific order you are to find, you just have to come up with an order. Specify your reasoning in your response as well. The order can be on any characteristic you determine.