Taking some time from the schedule to start learning about brainstorming and creativity. Are you trying to come up with new ideas and new innovations? Reading books and watching videos to get into a more creative mood is something to think about.
What are some of the ways that you can start becoming more creative? Getting locked into the same old thinking is simple to do. How can you become one of those people that makes new stuff and come up with new solutions?
Reading books, watching youtube videos and doing some actual experiments is an idea. Just sitting down with a piece of paper and a pen and starting to break down problems is a choice. Are you calling yourself an inventor? Are you becoming a creative person? Create something new. Rearrange things. Start exploring more.
Have you heard about gamestorming? What are the problems that you are trying to solve? Are you asking more questions? Are you taking a different view? Is there another way to approach the problems? Just keep on asking the questions.
What about the thinkertoys? Is it all just fun and games? Some people are solving problems. They use different tools to go at problems from a different way. Don’t get locked into a specific type of thinking. Is there another way of looking at things? Is there more than one solution to the problem? Everybody knows that 2 + 2 = 4, but don’t forget that 1+3 = 4 and 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 = 4. There are lots of ways to get to solutions.
The six thinking hats is a book that might be interesting. Changing your thinking by putting on a hat seems kind of crazy, but is it really? People put on all kinds of equipment. They put on boxing gloves when they box. They put on raincoats when it rains. Why not put on different caps for thinking? The six thinking hats is a way of group problem solving.
What are you going to do to become more creative? Are you going to stay stuck in a rut? Are you going to try new things? Why not start calling yourself a problem solver or an inventor or innovator? Start innovating and problem solving now!