The Christmas holidays are just around the corner, which is the perfect time to get your creative juices flowing and start that project or business idea you have been itching to do.
But when it comes to thinking creatively, I’m sure you have experienced that moment sitting in front of a blank sheet of paper desperate for great ideas to come out – but nothing comes. It’s as if someone has turned your ideas tap off.
The good news is that there are some very simple methods you can use to turn the tap back on. Here are a few techniques that have been scientifically proven to get you instant results.
1. Look for the odd one out
Getting your best ideas flowing can be as simple as staring at an image for a couple of minutes – as long as that image represents the concept of ‘being different’. One study compared the ideas generated by people looking at a poster depicting an ‘odd one out’ image versus people seeing an image representing conformity. The ‘odd one out’ viewers came up with significantly more ideas. In addition, their ideas were judged as being 25% more creative.
So hop on Google Images and search for “odd one out” and you’ll be coming up with great ideas in no time.