Creativity tends to be associated with artistic works like music, film, visual design and literature but when looked closely, it is relevant even in scientific or technical-related disciplines, be it technology, architecture or engineering.
In fact, by mastering both science and arts, you can be more competitive as you will have the advantage of forming and adapting ideas by connecting different perspectives from different disciplines.
While you may be accustomed to rote learning and memorisation during your school years, it is never too late to boost your creative skills.
To start off, add fuel for new ideas by reading news, journals and publications regularly, observe your surroundings and talk to people to have a better understanding of the latest happenings.
If you find yourself having ideas that you think are innovative and valuable, list them down, evaluate and refine them for improvements, then ask others for opinions.
Communicating your ideas not only helps you to be open to feedback, but also lets you learn to accept and correct your mistakes and failures.
Of course, ideas are simply thoughts unless you put them into effect, so execute them and keep track of your progress.
When you find yourself exhausted trying to come up with creative ideas, give yourself a break.
Relaxation rejuvenates your mind, so by the time you’re ready to get back to work, your creative juices will be able to flow naturally.
Ultimately, be persistent in developing your creative skills in order to improve your motivation and confidence, as well as increase your interest, curiosity and engagement to learn more.
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