Playing & Hobbies Aren’t A Waste Of Time

We know that playing is good for young children. We encourage them to play, solve fun puzzles, and use their imagination. It’s an important part of growing up and learning to think for themselves. It’s also a great way to encourage creative thinking. The good news is that kids aren’t the only ones who will…

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How To Get Out Of A Funk & Back To Your Positive, Sparkling Self

I’m back today with another quick actionable tip to help you stop those negative thoughts and focus on positive thinking instead. I get it; it’s not always easy. Sometimes you get into a funk, you’re having a bad day, or you’re just not feeling in the most chipper mood. It happens to all of us.…

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Reading About Creative And Positive Thinkers Is Inspirational

In previous posts, I’ve mentioned how important it is to get and stay inspired. We’ve also talked about how learning new things will help keep our minds sharp and how it helps us think creatively. Today, we’re going to combine these two ideas and talk about the benefits of reading about creative and positive thinkers.…

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Kick Start Creative Thinking By Suspending Limits

Let’s talk about suspending limits and how we can use it to kick start creative thinking. It’s a great way to start a brainstorming session or use it on its own whenever you’re having a hard time coming up with creative solutions. Here’s the big problem with creative thinking. Our minds try to keep us…

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Challenge Yourself To Say Yes More

In yesterday’s post, we talked about taking risks and how that relates to creative thinking. Toward the end of the post, I encouraged you to take a few more risks. One way to do this is to say “yes” more often. “Yes” is a powerful word that can have a huge impact on your life…

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Taking Risks Sparks Creativity

I have an interesting concept to share with you. It’s the idea that risk taking and creativity and creative thinking, in particular, are connected. The basic idea behind creative thinking is to go beyond the obvious, beyond the norm. That takes courage. That takes putting yourself out there with an unproven concept and an idea…

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The Power Of Brainstorming

Let’s talk about brainstorming today. It’s my favorite technique to use whenever a problem has me stumped, I don’t know what to do next, I feel overwhelmed, or I encounter some sort of roadblock. You can brainstorm by yourself, with a partner, or in a group. To brainstorm, you simply throw out any and all…

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Time To Lose The Guilt

Let’s talk a little bit about guilt today. I’m sure you have your fair share of feeling guilty. We all do, and it’s not a great feeling. It’s a feeling that makes you feel powerless. It’s not a productive state of mind, and it certainly isn’t a positive state of mine. In fact, when you…

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Words To Watch Out For

A lot of thoughts run through our mind on any given day. In the first post of this series, we talked a bit about the importance of our thoughts. Today, I want to pick back up on that theme. Instead of paying attention to what we should think, I want to make you aware of…

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Your Brain Is A Muscle – Work It Out

The brain works a little like a muscle. You have to work on those creative and positive thinking processes on a daily basis, or you start to lose some of the progress you’re making. Think back on long summer breaks when you were in school. Study after study shows that kids lose much of what…

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