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Nine of the Best Ways to Boost Creative Thinking

Nine of the Best Ways to Boost Creative Thinking

Matthew 18:20 For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them." New International VersionFor where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them." New Living TranslationFor where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them." English Standard VersionFor where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” New American Standard Bible "For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst." King James BibleFor where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. Holman Christian Standard BibleFor where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there among them." International Standard Versionbecause where two or three have come together in my name, I am there among them." NET BibleFor where two or three are assembled in my name, I am there among them." Aramaic Bible in Plain EnglishFor where two or three are assembled in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” Pulpit Commentary Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible And again (c), (a) Misn.

8 Counter-Intuitive Ways to Improve Your Well-Being & Creativity To help you break the busy-ness cycle and work happier, we’ve rounded up a handful of counter-intuitive ways to tweak your habits and your mindset. They range from obvious-but-oft-ignored tips to the slightly more eccentric. 1. Eat breakfast. According to New York magazine, “between 1965 and 1991, the number of adults who regularly skip breakfast increased from 14 to 25%.” We all know that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” but few of us act on it. 2. Most of us spend the greater part of our day sitting in front of a computer. The men in the study who spent six hours or more per day of their leisure time sitting had an overall death rate that was about 20% higher than the men who sat for three hours or less. 3. Much like breakfast, exercise is one of those activities that improves almost everything, including productivity and focus. 4. Researchers found that having dogs present increases collaboration. 5. 6. 7. 8.

The Creativity Mindset I absolutely love all of the emphasis on mindsets these days. There are growth mindsets (which I discuss in The Educator with a Growth Mindset: A Staff Workshop) and maker mindsets (which I discuss in The Mindset of the Maker Educator). Mindsets are simply defined as “the ideas and attitudes with which a person approaches a situation.” Creativity is a process in which the elements of mind consolidate in a completely new manner and something original comes into existence, a form of behavior in which a person resists routine answers, tolerates, and even seeks out the ambivalence, insecurity and vagueness that may serve as a basis for a new order (Gyarmathy, 2011). Some of the characteristics of the Creativity Mindset include: Believes in One’s Own CreativityEmbraces CuriositySuspends Judgement – Silences the Inner CriticTolerates AmbiguityPersists Even When Confronted with Skepticism & RejectionTaps Into Childlike Imagination; a Child’s Sense of Wonder Believes in One’s Own Creativity

(5) iN Sync 15 Cool Ways To Boost Your Creativity Feeling burnt out or lacking creative ideas? This article is especially for all you writers, artists, business owners or anyone looking for some new ways to get their creativity flowing. Here are 15 ways to give your creativity a jump start: Write Your Ideas Down Get into the habit of writing your ideas down as soon as you get them. When they are written down you don’t have to worry about remembering them and this allows more room for new ideas to form in your mind. Relax Good ideas and creativity usually do not appear under stress. Take a walk on the beach, take a nap, go and play some sport or do whatever it is that relaxes you so that your brain can be more creative when you get back to work. Have No Expectations Similar to living with no stress, but specifically no stress from the outcome. When you create with love and passion and no expectation of the outcome, the chances are much greater that you will create something remarkable! You are enough and you are creative. Read Meditate Exercise

How to Manage Time With 10 Tips That Work Chances are good that, at some time in your life, you've taken a time management class, read about it in books, and tried to use an electronic or paper-based day planner to organize, prioritize and schedule your day. "Why, with this knowledge and these gadgets," you may ask, "do I still feel like I can't get everything done I need to?" The answer is simple. Everything you ever learned about managing time is a complete waste of time because it doesn't work. Before you can even begin to manage time, you must learn what time is. There are two types of time: clock time and real time. In real time, all time is relative. Related: Spring-Cleaning Tips for Your Business Which time describes the world in which you really live, real time or clock time? The reason time management gadgets and systems don't work is that these systems are designed to manage clock time. The good news is that real time is mental. There are only three ways to spend time: thoughts, conversations and actions.

Six Ways to Increase Your Creativity | OUTLOOK magazine Are you feeling burned out, stressed out, fresh out of ideas and inspiration? Is the craziness of trying to keep on top of everything zapping your creativity? Many people in modern society are moaning the collective waning of our creativity. It seems that in the process of becoming technological experts, we may have become deficient in originality, curiosity and inventiveness. My brother is a professor of art and graphic design at a small mid-western college. They have used their hands for manipulating video game controls, for “mousing,” and for texting (and they are good at those things). Barriers to Creativity Everyone is born creative. “If you’re afraid of failing, you will have a hard time succeeding,” said a wise person named John Smith. Another problem is that many of us don’t have an accurate understanding of what creativity is or how to protect it. The general opinion is that it relates to music, art, dance or writing. We need to be creative in order to be fully alive. 1. 2. 3. 4.

Adobe Photoshop Layers explained Here is a Layers crash course for you. Layers were introduced in Photoshop 3.0. This totally revolutionized Photoshop. For the first time you could do complex compositions easily without having to be a channels guru. I remember before layers, if a client wanted to make changes to a composition, or even change a font you were in big trouble. This article will teach you what layers are and what all the part in the Layers panel do. There is a lot to layers and they will take some time to master. We have tutorials here to get your hands dirty, learn how to composite and collage in Photoshop Layers Part 1. A layer is simply one image stacked on top of another. A background with 2 layers. This is how your image with would look on the screen or when printed. Broken apart so you can see how the layers work Each layer stacks on top of the previous one. That is it! Layers Panel Photoshop’s layers Panel is a powerful tool that allows you do many special things to your layed compositions. Layer Tips:

30 Tips to Rejuvenate Your Creativity Recently, we asked the readers what their tips for staying creative were. Sometimes creativity flows from the heavens, but other times, as we all know, it’s like drawing water from a stone. The following are the best tips you gave us. 1. Surround yourself with creative people. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 19 Scientifically Proven Ways to Increase Your Creativity By Larry Dignan Guest Writer for Wake Up World Despite being the most necessary organ in the body, scientists continually find themselves astounded by new and exciting facts about the brain’s intriguing, mysterious complexities. Creativity in particular oftentimes piques their curiosity because it both keeps humanity moving forward and stands as notoriously difficult to fully define. When inspiration stalls, try applying some of these methods and see which one works best. Psychological distance When puzzling over a creative quandary, take a step back and create some physical and psychological space. Embrace the metaphors Funny enough, “putting two and two together” and “thinking outside the box” completely work on a not-at-all-figurative level. Attain REM sleep Dream a little dream if those creative sparks need more than just a bit of flint to get going, because hitting a REM state remains one of the best things anyone can do for their projects. Channeling that inner Hulk Listen to music Play