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Five ways to be more creative

Most people aspire to be creative and have an original insight which makes them stand out from the crowd.

But is creativity a random process or is it something that can be nurtured and triggered using a variety of techniques? Scientists around the world are exploring what happens in the brain preceding that ‘eureka’ moment.

Their research suggests these five things could help you unleash your creative side.

Do things differently

If you want to come up with innovative solutions to a problem which is bothering you, then doing something as simple as changing aspects of your daily routine could lead to a creative insight.

Psychologist Dr Simone Ritter from Radboud University Nijmegen has found that even just changing the way you make your usual sandwich can help boost levels of creativity.

She says people should seek out unexpected experiences if they wish to think differently and so approach problems with a fresh perspective.

Altering your daily routines can result in changes happening in your brain.

Well-travelled neural pathways are abandoned and new connections mad

e between brain cells. This can then lead to new and original ideas.

Cut distractions

Another option is to remove all distractions if you wish to try to trigger an epiphany.

Read full story on BBC News

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Last updated October 26, 2016 at 10:54 PM
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