Restrict yourself
If you usually write 1000-word short
stories, create a story in under 500
words.
CreativityBy Gregory Ci...
Re-conceptualize the
problem “What sort of painting would
evoke the feeling of loneliness after a
break-up?”
CreativityBy ...
Separate work from
consumption Consume information in
an “absorb state” where you are not trying
to multitask.
CreativityB...
Stay positive
Even thinking about love was shown to
best encourage creative thinking.
CreativityBy Gregory Ciotti
Use counterfactual thinking
“In a world where Rhinos are domesticated
pets, who wins the Second World War?”
CreativityBy G...
Daydream... after getting
started Incubation is only effective
when we already have information to
chew on.
CreativityBy G...
Think about others
People who thought their work would be
used by others came up with better ideas.
CreativityBy Gregory C...
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How to Be More Creative

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Based off of 7 scientific research studies on creativity, read the full article here: http://www.sparringmind.com/creative-thinking/

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How to Be More Creative

  1. 1. Restrict yourself If you usually write 1000-word short stories, create a story in under 500 words. CreativityBy Gregory Ciotti
  2. 2. Re-conceptualize the problem “What sort of painting would evoke the feeling of loneliness after a break-up?” CreativityBy Gregory Ciotti
  3. 3. Separate work from consumption Consume information in an “absorb state” where you are not trying to multitask. CreativityBy Gregory Ciotti
  4. 4. Stay positive Even thinking about love was shown to best encourage creative thinking. CreativityBy Gregory Ciotti
  5. 5. Use counterfactual thinking “In a world where Rhinos are domesticated pets, who wins the Second World War?” CreativityBy Gregory Ciotti
  6. 6. Daydream... after getting started Incubation is only effective when we already have information to chew on. CreativityBy Gregory Ciotti
  7. 7. Think about others People who thought their work would be used by others came up with better ideas. CreativityBy Gregory Ciotti

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