Turn on your creative instinct

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G. PRIYADARSHINI is learning to nurture creativity. She shares with us some of the things that have worked for her as a student of the creative process.


Where do ideas come from? I’ve been pondering this question a lot lately. Creativity is not just thinking or logical reasoning, it’s visceral, it’s within me, it’s a part of who I am. If I want to improve, I must have a better feeling. Knowledge and imagination help unlock this potential, and they are available within us. Add attitude to these two and creativity emerges.

Newton’s first law says, “A body at rest will remain at rest unless acted upon by an external unbalanced force.” To me it means:

Whatever is there in our mind space has to manifest in reality.
If there are ideas in the mind, provoke them to come out.
Instead of waiting for things to happen, push them to happen.
Experiment every day.
Even simple work can be an experiment – try and work it out.
Learn to let go of outcomes and imperfections, and then more will be created than ever.


I started working with young
children. I started working as a
teacher mainly to observe how
children absorb things, and voila, I
found creativity expressed in every
small thing that they do.


I like to motivate the people around me to bring their thoughts into action. In order to realize this, and as a way to contribute to society, I started working with young children. I started working as a teacher mainly to observe how children absorb things, and voila, I found creativity expressed in every small thing that they do. Being with them is a vibrant place for me to be creative – singing songs, playing music, drawing, painting, doing craft, making dolls with wool etc. I enjoy being creative in every act I do.

Here are some things that all of us can do for new ideas:

Spend time outside every day.

It may be a simple walk for ten to fifteen minutes. Take deep breaths and appreciate the surroundings and nature around you. It can help you to connect with yourself more deeply.

Take a digital detox.

Step out of devices for some time in the day and see the difference.

Meditate.

This is one essential skill that enhances creativity and innovation, because we learn to see a clear picture of what’s going on inside us.

Celebrate great ideas, regardless of who has them.

Most innovations come when we connect and combine ideas. So share your ideas, and respect the ideas of others when they share.

Creativity and innovation are inbuilt in us, like an engine. It’s up to us to turn it on!



Article by G. PRIYADARSHINI


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