Increasing Creativity through a Well Structured Environment

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If you strive to add creativity in your work and want the doors of inspiration to open paths for you, it comes not only from opening up your mind but there are also some other factors which contribute to all this. And one of the major factors is the environment in which you work. If the environment around you is structured carefully, it will have a good effect on your creativity. Even the hours of the day you work and the interior of you work place matters a lot.

When you set your mind on bringing creativity, it’s not only your focus that can do the job but your environment and ambience can also play a key role. In today’s article we intend to let you know of just the ways that will make your office environment such that will be effective for your creativity. Once you understand the importance of how environment can affect the inflow of creations, you will be bound to become conscious and change accordingly.

For a designer especially, who has to present ideas frequently and open up his mind to creativity, there should not be an obstacle relating to his environment. Majorly, it should be such which provides him a comfortable relaxing place to work in and brainstorm. So here are a few tips that might make your work place environment more welcoming for ideas and the flow of creativity.

Bringing Out Your Creativity and Utilizing It :

Bringing Out Your Creativity and Utilizing It

There are times when people start questioning their creative skills and doubting themselves, they find it difficult to understand their creative sides. In that, one has to know that creativity is not something one is born with. It is something that has to be discovered within you.

Creativity is all about building it inside your mind. When the mind processes information, it paves way for new ideas. Creativity comes with a practice of letting the mind wander and marketing the formulated ideas in an artistic way.

You would experience discomfort and awkwardness entering the realm of trying to be creative. But once you let it pass, you will realize that money is not so much of a motivator, inner motives matter too!

After a time, a designer knows his role and realizes how to employ it. The one thing you need to know if letting it flow. You can easily break the train of your thoughts if you pause your work while the flow is still on. When you start working again, the ideas would not be as much effective as they were before the pause. But if you are experiencing anything like ‘writer’s block’, it is best that you leave your work for a while and engage in some activity that can leave you refreshed for best performance later.

Bringing Out the Best in Your Personality :

Bringing Out the Best in Your Personality

Once you start letting your mind getting used to training for creativity, there’s nothing that can stop you from achieving it. The first thing you need to build a perfect personality is persistence. If you set your mind to a project and get determined to get through it, you should be sure that you will get it done.

In the same way, flexibility is a trait that can improve your personality for creativity to a huge extent. It allows you push your creative limits further or backwards and experiment with things.

Incorporate these traits in yourself and allow them in your daily work flow. Taking some time out to go over your completed project might help you analyze and judge yourself. Also, remember to bring calm in your personality even under stressful conditions to bring the best out of short deadlines and work load.

Working Through a Day-To-Day Schedule :

Working Through a Day-To-Day Schedule

Start your day with a brief planner and work accordingly. It will help you manage your time and the tasks. Following a routine will make you adapt to it and after some time you will have no problem dealing with a planned day.

Your to-do list should be flexible and not something which you follow rigidly. Initially, crossing off one or two tasks won’t be anything to worry. And through a planner, you find it an accomplishment to have the most annoying tasks out of the way, even if those tasks are the only ones you do for the day.

Music – Food for Thought :

Music - Food for Thought

Working with music in the background might be noise for some while an inflow of ideas for others. Depending upon the type of project you are working on, you can open up your mind for creative ideas by listening to music according to your mood. The type of music can vary from rock to give your mind a boost or smooth jazz to bring calm to your brains for ideas to invoke you. You can have separate playlists of different genres of your choice so you can play them according to whether you are in an energizing hip hop mood or a soothing classical.

But having music in your place is dependent on your choice and is certainly not a requirement. If you are the type that can work best in quiet, it’s your choice. Having a good work environment is totally dependent on what is your definition of good, whatever keeps you focused and stress free.

Ideas from the Subconscious :

Ideas from the Subconscious

The things we see on daily basis imprints on our minds without is realizing. And our subconscious plays a big role in how we think for developing creative ideas.

Amazing things can be accomplished through imagination. So to bring out the best of you creativity, you will have to let your imagination wander freely. Taking inspirations and exploring the already created work helps in bringing ideas a great deal.

The layout of furniture and designing on the wall can be an aid to your creative thinking as it is one of the most practical things in creating a good environment for work.

FINAL THOUGHTS :

Having a good environment for work is what designers need the most to carry out a creative project. Creating such an environment depends mostly upon the designers own preferences and choices, wanting music in the background, working at day or in the night etc. Taking inspirations from work from yours or other fields, working through a day planner and bringing flexibility and determination in your personality are some of the things which can add to your creativity building.

EuroPakistani and Media Studies graduate, Arfa Mirza is a whiz writer and self-taught designer, where creativity is her blood and bones. After successfully co-creating Dzineblog360 and Webblog360, she has launched her sole blog CreatiWittyBlog to claim her share in the virtual realm.

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