Creativity isn’t only for creatives!

Creativity is often misunderstood. You don’t need to work in a creative industry to feel the benefits of being creative – the talent is within us all. Broadly speaking, creativity means looking at things from a fresh perspective or finding new ways to solve problems. Sometimes, the best ideas come from the most unlikely of places. And, thankfully, there’s a lot we can do to get those creative juices flowing, develop ideas, and enjoy a more engaging experience all round.

The link between our physical environment and creativity levels…

Biophilic design – Bringing the sights and smells of nature in through plants and foliage is proven to boost creativity.

Just enough light – Get rid of overly bright ceiling lights. Interestingly, German researchers found that creativity spikes in dimly lit environments, implying that people feel freer to explore when a room is slightly darker.

Creative colours – Experiments have shown that even a brief glimpse of the colours green, blue, orange or yellow enhances creative performance.

Background noise – Moderate to low levels of ambient noise keep us motivated.

Quick Tips

• Get a plant
• Add a pop of colour
• Open the curtains
• Surround yourself with things you love
• Play your favourite music
• Improve your posture
• Invest in ergo tools
• Take movement breaks
• Slow down

“Creativity is contagious – pass it on.” – Albert Einstein

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