|Creativity Is About Location, Location, Location
I stumbled upon a suggestion in Inc. Magazine
called "Spark Creativity by Changing Location
." In it, as you probably guessed, the writer recommends changing locations as a way to increase creativity. I believe this will work for two reasons. Remember the concept of "psychological distance
"? It's when you imagine yourself in another place or another time AND THEN do your creative work. Doing so has been proven to increase your creativity--just imagining yourself somewhere else. So actually being
somewhere else probably works, too. Also, and the article suggests as much, you gotta think that a new environment will mean new stuff entering your thought process, which only increases the odds of novel, creative, idea collisions. So, next time you're stuck in a creative rut, get out!
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