“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” –Franklin D. Roosevelt
English novelist E. M. Forster once said, “Think before you speak is criticism’s motto; speak before you think creation’s.” This is a good piece of advice when it comes to opening your mind to creativity. We know that a new idea, even an idea you are very excited about, can quickly be squelched by a sneer, snicker or a judgmental comment. When it comes to creativity, simply letting your imagination do its work, without your over thinking and analyzing, is essential.
“Your conscious mind is a great servant but not the great master of your life and destiny,” says Jane Ma’ati Smith. “Your mind is the translator for the messages that come to you from your own natural creativity, your subconscious. When your conscious mind is disturbed or cluttered, these messages can become distorted, or do not get through at all.”
The good news is, that creativity can be fostered. The following five tips will greatly help you to open your mind and boost your creativity.