Creativity is everywhere and it can be trained! If you haven’t read our previous blog post, you might do so before explaining how Soulside can help you! The blog post is here.
There are a lot of ways to improve your creativity to get positive effects on your life. We selected some very interesting ones to unleash your creative super skills.
Creativity can become a habit:
Research, as well as experiences, have shown that creativity can be trained. “As strange as it sounds, creativity can become a habit,” says creativity researcher Jonathan Plucker, Ph.D., a psychology professor at Indiana University. “Making it one helps you become more productive.”
We can enhance it in various and multiple ways. First, you have to think of creativity as a muscle that you can exercise. The key is to encourage yourself and the people surrounding you to recognize that creativity is an acquired skill, and then provide ongoing opportunities to learn from creative experiences.
Firstly, research shows that when people try to think more creatively, they almost always can.
Those effects are both significant and repeatable. So one sure way to boost creative thinking is to Try. No, really! “Creativity isn’t made out of a magical fairy part of the brain,” the researcher Adam Green says. It’s essentially using all the same tools that go into doing everything else … but applying those tools in creativity-specific ways. However, this requires a lot of self-discipline so do not worry, there are other ways!
Secondly, pay attention to — and record — new ideas that come to you.
As people age, the number of creative ideas doesn’t necessarily decrease, but they tend to capture fewer of them. When an idea comes to you, start making it a point to preserve it. Write it down on your phone, in a pocket-sized notebook you carry around, or sketch it on a napkin. “Capture now, evaluate later,” says Epstein. His research confirmed over and over that capturing your new ideas is the most valuable aspect of boosting creativity.
Lastly, You need to keep on challenging yourself and your creativity.
This might seem easy but the will to constantly challenge yourself in new and different activities is an amazing way to develop your creativity. Choosing to experience new activities and to prove to yourself that you can keep learning is extremely rewarding and will help you develop.
The fear of the blank page and how to overcome it:
We at Soulside have the goal of making you more creative and allowing you to express yourself in any way you desire, never seen before. In itself, you don’t urgently need an app, to make you more creative, everything starts in your head. But sometimes it can help to give you that nudge you need to release your inner creativity. We’ve all suffered from an impasse that’s prevented us from engaging our grey matter in the way we need to solve a design problem. With Soulside, we promise to help you solve the fear of the blank page. The hardest thing is starting and getting the idea that you like.
Do you want to paint like David Hockney and create iPad art like him?
Soulside can help you to do so and to further innovation. With your 3D spaces, you have an extraordinary diversity of tools to help you achieve what you are imagining. We offer you different brushes and brush shapes with which you can paint the walls to immortalize yourself digitally forever. Or simply place your signature under a work that you are proud of. Use the text function and place your texts in 3D in your 3D collages. Add symbolic 3D objects from our library and express yourself visually and symbolically, with a graphical brilliance never seen before. You need to see it until you believe it.
To support you in your journey, we also provide beautiful 3D templates that help you in your first steps in the app.
Colour our templates and make them your own. Add your personal images to the 3D spaces and customise our templates to your taste by moving, adding or removing 3D objects. While colouring and drawing on the walls, finally relax and feel the benefits of using your creativity. We regularly add new colouring templates to stimulate you and let you reach new inspirations.
The hardest step is always the first one: Start
We know this is a lot to take in. But as we always say at Soulside, simply begin. And don’t forget, you always have the possibility to publish your space in private mode. You can always take your time and save your progress and continue later when you have the right feeling again, until it is done. Leonardo Da Vinci took 3 years to finish his Mona Lisa or Michelangelo 4 years to finish the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Creativity is there all the time. Some famous artists create thousands and hundreds of thousands of pieces in their life like Picasso or just a few for your private or job. You just need to enjoy practice. You need to begin, and then inspiration will come to you.
When you’re cranky, when all you can think about are all the things on your to-do list that need to get done, when you feel that you’re just not “in the mood” to create, when your inner critic tries to dissuade you from even trying, do it anyway.
The rewards will come much faster than you think.
Your progression curve will be completely unexpected. In the beginning, you will be amazed by how fast and easy you are learning to use the app intuitively. You need to see it to believe it but we can ensure that you will not be disappointed. Join us on Soulside, we are looking forward to seeing you develop your creativity there.
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