Challenges That Will Awaken Your Creativity

While all it takes to spark some lucky people’s creativity is just focusing, this isn’t the reality for most of us. The good news is that creative thinking can be trained just like a muscle – the more time you spend creatively engaging your mind, the more likely you are to come up with your very own innovative ideas. Here are some challenges that will help awaken your creativity.

 

Mind Mapping

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If looking at a blank page sounds paralyzing to you, this is a great way to challenge yourself. Begin by grabbing a piece of paper and a pen. Then write a central topic in the middle of the page. From that central concept, draw arrows that point to different ideas and connect those to other related ideas. Once the page is full, you’ll notice how you were able to come up with numerous unpredictable concepts completely disassociated from the central one you began with.

 

Circle Challenge

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This is a quick challenge that also requires only a piece of paper and a pen. First, draw thirty circles of the same size on the page, then set a timer for three minutes. During those three minutes, draw on as many circles as you can – transforming them into recognizable objects. At the end of the challenge, you will see that you managed to come up with several different ideas that may or may not fit the same theme.