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How does hardship impact your creativity?

Today’s Q&A Monday question asks about the link between hardship and creativity: What is the quality of the science behind the idea that “hardship increases creativity”? While artists and engineers can both grow by playing intellectual games with artificial constraints, is real hardship actually correlated with increased creativity and productive output? Context: All those office perks?…

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What habits help you be creative? 3 Strategies

Today’s Q&A Monday explores creative habits: “What habits help you be more creative?” Anonymous (via Quora) [caption id="attachment_698" align="alignright" width="198"] Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin[/caption] To focus on creativity I have several habit strategies including: Act creatively now or as soon as possible Make habits convenient helps Change the external circumstances. I find audiobooks and podcasts to be…

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Enjoy the creative process: 3 ways to find focus

1. Play well with others Social and group contexts contribute significantly to the creative process, according to Harvard Business Review. Users, customers, and audiences play an important role especially in commercial fields like graphic design. Companies and individuals must learn from internal and external influences. Workers are more motivated by challenge than financial incentives and salary. “Strange is…

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