Return to site

TAPPING
INTO YOUR IMAGINATION

TIPS REPORT

Dr Elizma van der Smit. February 2018

· Life Skills,Mind

This report includes powerful tips related to tapping into your imagination.

It also includes 3 actionable steps you can take right away and a list of suggested reading for those people who are looking for even more information.

©Zenzile Life 2018

TOP TIPS

What happened to our imaginations? Do you remember when you were a kid and it seemed to flow like it was a sixth sense? Albert Einstein is quotedas saying, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” That’s a powerful statement coming from one of the most knowledgeable people in the world.

What’s interesting is your imagination never really left you. You just need to tap into it.

  1. Be a Kid Again
    Take notice the next time you see a bunch of kids playing. What are they talking about? What kinds of make believe worldhave they created for themselves? Then, give it a try yourself. Try imagining yourself in another world entirely.
     
  2. Self-Brainstorming
    Advice is given suggesting people brainstorm for ideas. But, it is usually in the context of a group or team of people. Learn to brainstorm your own concepts. The more you do it, the easier it becomes.
     
  3. Read Fantasy Books
    There are plenty of fantasy adventure books written for adults. Just look at The Lord of the Rings trilogy. If you haven’t tried reading these types of books, give it a shot. They can be a fun read as well as tap into your imagination.
     
  4. Think Outside the Box
    Imagination is all about thinking outside the box. Always try to look at a different angle when considering your life and your projects. 
     
  5. What Is Your Superpower?
    When you were a kid, which superhero did you most take after? Why did you choose that superhero? Which power did they possess that you most related to? Think about a superpower you would love to possess today and how you would use it to help others.
     
  6. Read Items Outside Your Typical Categories
    If you only read business articles, try reading something you would consider out of the ordinary. The goal is not to agree with what you read but to consider a new viewpoint. Try this with several different categories. You should be able to find the right materials at your local library or on the internet.
     
  7. Write with Your Subdominant Hand
    When you do activities with your dominant hand, you don’t even think about it. Try to use your other hand for tasks like writing. See what kinds of thoughts you have when doing so. Don’t worry about trying to be neat. The idea is to learn from the experience and apply it towards your imagination.

Actionable Steps

1

Find a set of writing prompts. Writing prompts are a great way to stir the imagination. Essentially, these are one or two sentences that convey some concept. You take the concept and expand it with a story or idea.

2

Read several children’s books or watch children’s television shows and movies. Kids still have their imagination so it won’t be too much of a stretch that programs catering to them will be imaginative.

3

Join an improv or theater group. Developing your acting skill will certainly increase your imagination. It’s the one skill where it’s acceptable for people to be someone other than themselves.

FURTHER READING

  1. Imagination First: Unlocking the Power of Possibility:
  1. The Imagination Challenge: Strategic Foresight and Innovation in the Global Economy:
  1. Creative Visualization: Use the Power of Your Imagination to Create What You Want in Your Life:
  1. The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles:

This post is for informational purposes only. It should not be considered therapy.This blog is only for informational and educational purposes and should not be considered therapy or any form of treatment. We are not able to respond to specific questions or comments about personal situations, appropriate diagnosis or treatment, or otherwise provide any clinical opinions. If you think you need immediate assistance, call your local doctor/psychologist or psychiatrist or the SADAG Mental Health Line on 011 234 4837. If necessary, please phone the Suicide Crisis Line on 0800 567 567 or sms 31393.

All Posts
×

Almost done…

We just sent you an email. Please click the link in the email to confirm your subscription!

OKSubscriptions powered by Strikingly

This blog is only for informational and educational purposes and should not be considered therapy or any form of treatment. We are not able to respond to specific questions or comments about personal situations, appropriate diagnosis or treatment, or otherwise provide any clinical opinions. If you think you need immediate assistance, call your local doctor/psychologist or psychiatrist or the SADAG Mental health Line on 011 234 4837. If necessary, please phone the Suicide Crisis Line on 0800 567 567 or sms 31393.