Whether you consider yourself to be a creative genius or you know you haven’t a single creative bone in your body having more creativity can help you in your professional life and help you get ahead in your career. It can help you improve your professional work life by finding creative solutions to your problems. As a graphic designer I have found some creative tips that will help you to be more creative and find inspiration that motivates your mind.

Learn something every day

Creativity often involves taking on a moment of inspiration and gathering new ideas to make it your own. Continually exposing yourself to new ideas will keep your creative juice running and keep it fresh. Always use tutorial books and magazines on hand to reference from time to time. Above all, learn something from every experience.

Think small

Now we’re not saying to not look at the big picture, but just don’t get overwhelmed at the thought of too much, too soon. Having a creative vision is important, often essential, but the details make the whole thing come together. Take time to simply plan out the steps you’ll need to accomplish your final result. Having a well-executed plan will give you a solid base from which to let your creativity run wild.

Surround yourself with colors

Black, which represents the unknown, is a stimulant to the release of feelings and thoughts. Violet is the color of creativity, and purple the color of passion. Red is creation itself, passion, energy, and stamina. Orange encourages playfulness and vitality, and yellow stimulates the mind. Choosing a little of several of these colors in each of your rooms will greatly enhance your creative energy in anything and everything in your life.

Step Away from Time-Consuming Tasks

Always take regular short breaks from big projects. Don’t stress yourself out or give up when your mind hits a dead-end. Sometimes the best thing to do is to step away you’re your task and let your mind re-boost its creative juice. Creativity cannot be achieved in a day or two, it require, sometimes ages to understand the factors that will work for you to boost your creativity and – your productivity.