Remixed from a post by The Pacific Institute:
Are you as creative as you'd like to be? Of course you aren't. Let's change that with TabNabber's top tips to boost your creativity:
First, get rid of the idea that creativity is something we're born with. We've all heard the saying, "You either have it or you don't." Poppycrap, we say. How you are raised and what you believe is usually a much bigger factor. No matter how you're brought up, your life is in your own hands and what you become is up to you.
Experience the new and different. The very fact that you're reading this now shows a willingness and openness to new ideas, which is essential to nurturing your creativity. Continue exposing yourself to new things - different types of music (naturally), art, books, people, places, and experiences – all the time. Traveling is a great way to do this. Those who frequently travel frequently experience novelty, and novelty forces you to be adaptive, keeps your mind sharp, prevents boredom, adds fuel to your creative tank and inspires innovation.