It never fails. I am in the middle of my shower, thinking about the day ahead when a great idea pops in my head. As I shampoo, another idea bursts into existence. It might be a topic for an article, or a money making idea. Suddenly I am full of creative, exciting ideas. I can't wait to get to my desk.
Does this ever happen to you? As an entrepreneur or small business owner you rely on your creativity to propel your business. It is your creative genius that makes you stand out from your competitors. But what happens when your creativity dries up? How do you get it back? What can you do to stimulate creativity?
Many people suffer from limited thinking. Through their experiences they have developed limiting beliefs and thought processes. They have placed their world in a box created from their beliefs. Little to nothing exists outside of their box and little penetrates it.
As a small business owner, you cannot afford to be a ‘limited thinker’. Develop the habit of seeing no boundaries. Cultivate the belief that you can find an innovative solution to all your problems. This is the foundation for a creative thought process.
- Uncluttered workspace – spacious, uncluttered rooms enhance creativity
- Plants improve your mood and productivity. Exposure to nature decreases stress
- Sufficient Light boosts concentration and energy levels.
- Choose Appropriate Colors – Green or Blue
- Rounded Furniture is linked to positive emotions.
An idea is nothing but a thought unless you take a specific action to help bring it to life. Review your notebook. Any hidden gems? Some of your ideas may not be viable right now. But in those pages somewhere is probably an idea, which if acted upon, could change you or your business. Commit to the ideas you’ve generated. And set yourself up for more creativity.
(and create a way for me to take notes in the shower!)