Keen observation skills are the secret to creativity
God has given each of us the ability to be creative; that’s part of what makes us human. Creativity comes more naturally for some of us than for others.
If you find being creative is a big challenge then I have some good news for you. The Lord has given you a brain and you can use this to be creative. You should use this to be creative. All you need to do is train yourself and you will be surprised at the results.
Pay attention to details
Sometimes you have to slow down and smell the roses. Abraham Lincoln said that if he had 9 hours to cut down a tree he would spend 8 of them sharpening his saw. In the same way, you have to slow down if you want to go faster. Do that by paying attention to details.
When you are getting dressed what do you do first? Underwear then socks or socks then underwear? What color is your furniture? Do you have a white console table or a silver one? It seems trivial but little things like this can put you in the moment and when you are in the moment, focused on small details, your genius brain can relax and this will unleash its creativity.
Do something different
1 habit of highly creative people is that they often get out of their comfort zone. Sometimes all you need to do is go home by a different route, try a different lunchtime restaurant, or even take an exotic vacation. Going to a new place stimulates many parts of the brain as you experience new sounds, new sights. new smells.
Go to a public place with a pen and paper
People watching can be fun interesting and illuminating. God has created many kinds of people. Observe those around you. Watching these people go about their daily lives will make you a better person, a better Christian, and a more creative entity.
Write down what you see. Include as many details as you can. Your senses will guide you. What can you hear? What can you smell? Don’t think too much – just write. As you do this your brain will get exercised and God will speak to you.
Being mindful and observant will make you more compassionate. Jesus was compassionate partly because he could see what was happening around him in a way that a stressed, busy person couldn’t. When you are good at noticing the world around you you can be more creative more compassionate and a better member of society.