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How to Tap Nature for Creative Inspiration: 3 Ways Nature Induces Creativity

by Elliot Caleira | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jul 27, 2017

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You want to be the best you can be in life and business, meaning you seek to work on every aspect of who you are as a person. One aspect that is sometimes hard to develop is creativity, yet this is an area you need to develop. More and more experts think that creativity is vital in the 21st century and in the future, no matter what you want to do with your life. Here are three simple ways you can develop your creativity using one of the most unlikely tools: nature.

 

1. Nature Offers Peace

 

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The sad truth is that creativity is still undervalued in society. It seems the importance of creativity has not reached the ears of most people. That needs to change, and you should try to spread the word by increasing your own creativity to show its value and why it is important.

One way you can do that is by simply taking a walk in the park or on a trail. Nature gives you a reason to walk because it is peaceful. There is always something new to see if you pay attention to the details, and walking has been proven to increase creativity.

 

2. Creates a Sense of Wonder

 

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Nature has a lot to offer, but some people could still get a little bored, even if they are trying to use nature to walk around as mentioned earlier. Well, there is another way that you can use nature to improve your creativity, and it has to do with the insects, plants, and animals you will find while walking around in nature.

Think of creativity as a muscle that you have to flex, and flex it. Nature gives you all these elements of life that you can learn about. For example, you can try to learn the names of plants or insects and what they do, which can jog your mind and help improve your overall creativity.

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Of course, you can take it a bit further and videotape or take artistic photographs of the things you learn when you walk near nature. What you want to do is try to be artistic with your videos or photographs as this will flex your creative muscle. You can post some of these videos or photographs on social media and make it part of your day-to-day life, which should push you to go out into nature more often.

 

3. Allows Your Brain to Rest

 

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This might sound a little unorthodox, but nature actually allows your brain to rest, which is one way it helps increase creativity. You are probably on the computer or on your phone a lot, which is probably a normal part of your day. These devices are meant to hold your attention at all times. Some might think this is a good thing for the brain and that it might be increasing brain power, but it is not.

The brain was not designed to absorb all the information presented on smart devices all at once. It seems that the brain gets tired after some time, and that fatigue starts to take a toll on you. This means the reason you are not as creative as you’d want could simply be due to the fact that your brain has been overwhelmed.

Many people are starting to get involved in things like wilderness therapy to improve many aspects of their lives, such as their mood and happiness. Well, it seems that people who are attempting to improve their creativity should take a page out of these people's books because nature can do wonders for people seeking to be more creative.

 

Conclusion

 

These are just some of the ways nature can help improve your creativity and push you to be a little more in-tune with your surroundings. People have been forgetting just how beautiful nature can be, but this might help you reconnect with nature, and it may unveil that creative part buried within you.

See Also: Why More People Are Returning to Nature for Creative Inspiration and Inner Healing.

 


Elliot Caleira is a freelance writer in the self-mastery and health and wellness spaces. Follow him on Twitter: @elliotcaleira.


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