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5 Reasons Why You Should Challenge Your Creative Boundaries

We all know that creativity is not something that comes naturally to everyone. And as artists, we always wonder why creativity is so important. Why do we have to be creative if it’s something that does not come naturally to us? But we must understand that what helps us prepare for life is the ability to be more creative, which includes being adaptable in how we perceive and carry out activities. It is also essential to be more creative in today’s era because our world is changing so rapidly now that just leaning on a specific skill set and following it won’t get us very far.

And that is precisely why we recommend you never stop working on your creativity because you can enhance it with practice and persistence. We have made this recommendation because we believe that a society that has lost touch with its creative side is imprisoned.

And by keeping that in mind, we have decided to share 5 reasons why you should challenge your creative boundaries.

So, keep on reading to learn about it all.

1-     Rise above your fears

Fear can lead you to lose out on chances that would otherwise help you realize your most tremendous potential. Even when you are doing something that can bring you happiness, success, and peace of mind, your fear of failing at it can stop you in your tracks and prevent you from moving forward. The words of author Suzy Kassem can also prove it, “Fear kills more dreams than failure ever can.” That is why it is essential to rise above your fears, and you can do it by challenging your creativity. Instead of thinking, “I can’t do it,” Focus on how can I achieve my goal of doing it? Instead of thinking, “What if I fail?” Consider how I can succeed in it. So, challenge your creative bounds regularly and push yourself to think outside the box.

2-     Self-Awareness

Understanding your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours is possible only through developing an acute sense of self-awareness. You’ll have the courage to take risks once you become aware of your true self. Self-awareness can help you discover who you are and what you want out of life, and you can accomplish this by challenging your creative boundaries. This critical thinking about yourself will give you answers about what you want from your life. What are your actual goals? Why do you want to achieve that particular goal? When you know the answers to these questions, it will be easier for you to come up with innovative ideas for how you can attain your goals. So go out there and conquer the world with your creativity.

3-     Connect with your surroundings

A world where we spend most of our time staring at screens prevents us from paying attention to our surroundings and environment. As artists, we must think outside the box, unplug from technology, and re-engage with the physical world. Challenges to our creative bounds can help us connect with our surroundings and establish this connection. You’ll be able to see more of the world around you when you’re not glued to your device. Having a better sense of where you are at any given time is a huge advantage. The ability of our physical environment to influence our imagination is one of the primary reasons that spending time in nature has such a relaxing effect. As a result, we can circumvent our creative blockages and access our creativity more easily when we are relaxed. So, Spend some time outside of your screens from time to time. This technique will help you open the door to a plethora of fresh thinking and creative ideas.

4-     Jump out of your comfort zone

“Jump out of your comfort zone” is a phrase that refers to taking risks and pushing yourself to accomplish things you aren’t used to doing. We encourage you to push yourself in unfamiliar places, do things you wouldn’t normally do and challenge your creativity. And once you do that, you might get the motivation to learn something new. It might be a new skill, a new medium, a new hobby, anything and everything. Getting out of your comfort zone will help you think outside the box and give you an idea of how you can achieve something from a different perspective. In reality, the purpose of comfort zones is to keep us safe from the things that scare us most. So, get out of your comfort zone and face your fears. Once you do that, you will see that taking risks and evolving will become your second nature.

5-     Ask for feedback

Once you’ve stretched your creative boundaries and established a strategy for creating something new, you’re ready to move forward. And in this process, the next step is to ask for feedback. We understand that it is not an easy task to get your work out to people and ask them for their feedback about it. But you must also understand that constructive criticism is essential for real growth. So take it as a challenge, and as you digest the criticism, you can creatively think about which parts of it resonated with you and which parts didn’t, and you can create something even more impressive with all the input you have got through feedback.

Written By: Rabia Khan.
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