Creative thinking skills: Examples and ways to develop them

in life •  9 months ago 

Those of you who read this blog on a regular basis are aware that I believe in being open to other ideas and points of view. "Discovery" is a natural aspect of the human experience. From when I was a kid, it's been something I've had to work on. My parents instilled in me the importance of being open-minded, and as an adult, I've found that people are becoming more sensitive to new views. And the benefits might be enormous!

In my childhood, certain thoughts were labelled as "bad" or "should not be thought about." For example, a scarlet apple would cause your mouth to burn. Otherwise, you'd be speaking in the wrong "language."


You wouldn't be able to eat as many red apples as you wanted if you were on that diet. That kind of thinking does not make any sense to me or anyone else. It all seems a little circular to me.

The brain is stimulated by new and unusual events. Repetitive thinking patterns do not activate the brain in the same way that new ones do. As a result, you'll come across people who are experiencing difficulties or have terrible memories. Their brains continue to replicate neural connections that were previously formed. What, on the other hand, excites the brain when it comes to fresh ideas?

Yes, both audio and video are included! Both of these mediums provide tones and pulses of information that aid in the development of new neural connections in the human brain. As a result of daily exposure to these ideas and information, the brain is given "jet fuel" to help it establish new neural pathways.

You'll notice that if you pay attention to fresh ideas, you'll begin to think in new and distinct ways. Neuronal networks are replacing the old routes with ones that are more efficient and more powerful. And this enormous impact will last in perpetuity. No matter how many times you're exposed to a particular notion, your brain will constantly seek additional exposure to that idea.

When it comes to the brain, I'd want to caution you about another potential danger that you should be aware of. Too much exposure to ideas might lead your brain to lose its ability to function properly. If this occurs, you will find yourself considerably disadvantaged in the real world!

There are methods for reducing the negative consequences of prolonged brain exposure. You can, on the other hand, limit your exposure to different viewpoints. Only allow oneself to be exposed to ideas for a few minutes at a time. Practicing also improves the adaptability of your brain. Exercises that involve problem-solving and creative thinking can aid in the growth and adaptation of your brain's neural networks.

Another strategy for preventing brain overexposure is to regularly switch your brain off from "forward mode." When you are comfortable and easy, your brain is operating in forward mode. Putting your brain in this state drives it to think, which improves its overall performance and efficiency. The process of exposing yourself to new ideas and thoughts also helps your brain become more adaptable.

Brainstorming is also an excellent method of avoiding information overload. Brainstorming is nothing more than a collection of thoughts held in one's head. To brainstorm, simply generate a large number of random ideas. These subjects can be further broken into subcategories. This will assist you in coming up with new ideas. It will also assist you in structuring your fresh ideas into something more useful and sensible.


Exposure to new experiences also aids in the adaptation of the brain. When the brain is constantly presented with new experiences, it evolves and adapts to those experiences. It is believed that the more you adapt, the larger your brain becomes. As we grow older, our brains become more adept at recognising patterns and acquiring new information. This is essential for any job that requires quick decision-making and problem-solving abilities. Because your brain is constantly exposed to new ideas, it will continue to evolve and adapt.

So, the next time you have an idea for upgrading something or coming up with a new business concept, go for it. But don't start right away. Expose yourself to a diverse range of ideas and materials in order to broaden your perspectives. This will prevent you from becoming very self-centered. Also, keep in mind that being caught up in one's own thoughts is one of the most prevalent causes for people to fail at something.

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