I thought I would write a little bit about creativity and creative process today and get outside the normal leadership and management posts I usually stick to. I want to talk a little bit about how to think outside your mental box.
It is pretty easy to think outside something physical. If you are in a classroom all day or in an office where you are sitting regularly, it is pretty easy to put yourself in the state of mind that you aren’t there in order to inspire your own creative processes.
What’s more challenging and definitely more rewarding is learning to think outside the hypothetical box inside your head. This is the mental place where you set your expectations, beliefs, and goals. To get outside it, open your mind to new possibilities just as if you were to imagine yourself outside the office or classroom. Try to use places in your mind that you would not normally go to in order to open yourself to inspiration.
Practice this and you will find all the inspiration and creativity you need.