Psychological Tricks To Help You Boost Creativity

Last Update on November 17, 2020 : Published on November 15, 2020
Psychological tricks to boost creativity

“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” – Mary Lou Cook

Many people are naturally creative with whatever they do but if you’re one of those who find themselves in an endless loop of searching for creativity then all you need is a little practice and some hard work.

What you need to remember is that; creativity is not passive. It requires you to stroke that motivational bone that we all have in us and stops getting discouraged when things don’t turn out the way we want them to.

Creative thinking keeps us active, encourages positive out-of-the-box thinking, and enhances our psychological and cognitive skills.

Tricks To Boost Creativity

To boost your creative process, you can try these tricks:

1. Walk & Think

Walk & Think

Research shows that people are more creative when they are walking or physically active than when sitting down. Physical activity helps release chemicals in our brains that boost our cognitive health and increase motivation.

Next time you find yourself in a creative fix, go for a walk.

2. Inspire Yourself


Surround yourself with things that spark inspiration and makes you act on it. Brainstorm ideas with like-minded people or go for a nature walk. This will help distract you from the monotonous situations and environment and increase creativity.

3. Psychological Distance

When you find yourself facing a creative block, place some distance between yourself and your problem. This trick will help you think more clearly and come up with creative solutions.

4. Stay Curious

Being curious

Asking yourself “why” can help you increase your creative powers. Being curious about things can help you mentally explore more and develop a higher degree of creativity. Don’t limit yourself to a particular situation but rather stay curious.

5. Day Dream

Day Dream

Distraction is not hard to find these days. If you’re unable to think creatively, let yourself get bored. Boredom encourages creativity as it leads people to act or do something to stay mentally active.

6. Create A Mind Map

A mind map is kind of a visual board of your ideas and thoughts. Write down a certain idea you’d like to work on and link it to the techniques you would like to use to reach your goal. When you’re working on your mind map, you are letting your mental space gain freedom and creativity.

7. Be Emotional

Emotions are linked to your mental capacity. Positive and negative emotions can help increase creativity. Don’t attract negative emotions just to get creative though. When, next time you find yourself thinking about negative things, put that energy into action and try to solve a problem rather than brooding over it.

8. Blue Is Good

Blue Is Good

The color blue, according to color psychology, arouses creativity. Blue is the color that depicts intelligence and is soothing. Surrounding yourself with the color can help you think calmly and creatively than any other color on the spectrum.

9. Meditate


Meditation or specific relaxation techniques can help you increase your creative thinking. Open-monitoring meditation – where a person is open to all thoughts and feelings – can help increase imagining power and create new ideas.

Meditating even for a few minutes every day can help boost your creativity.

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Final Words

Creativity is not a trait that people are born with but it is something that can be trained. Give yourself some time, patience, and a lot of room for trial and error. Keep track of your progress and be consistent. With patience and persistence, you’ll be able to evolve your creative muscles.

These psychological tricks can come in handy to help boost your creativity. Find inspiration, put your mind to it, and get creative. Take some risks every day but don’t let your failure stop you from staying creative.

Be creative, keep thinking, and stay positive!

About The Author

Swarnakshi Sharma
Swarnakshi Sharma

Swarnakshi is a content writer at Calm sage, who believes in a healthier lifestyle for mind and body. A fighter and survivor of depression, she strives to reach and help spread awareness on ending the stigma surrounding mental health issues. A spiritual person at heart, she believes in destiny and the power of Self. She is an avid reader and writer and likes to spend her free time baking and learning about world cultures.


  1. Forb

    I usually go out for a brief walk on my terrace and listen to some mild music. I have found that this really my creativity

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