Want to be creative at work? Here are four simple things to remember that can help you achieve just that taken from Teresa Amabile's The Progress Principle.
1) Progress Motivates You More Than Anything Else
Nothing is more motivating than progress in meaningful work and nothing more taxing than setbacks. Even when progress happens in small steps, a person’s sense of steady forward movement toward an important goal can make all the difference between a great day and a terrible one. So much so that this is
2) Heavy Time Pressure Kills Creativity. But Zero Pressure Is Lousy Too.
3) You’re More Creative When It’s Not About The Money
4) Want To Be More Creative? First, Get Happy
The more positive a person’s mood on a given day, the more creative thinking he did that day. There is even a carryover effect for the next two days after (what psychologists call an incubation effect).
Source: Eric Barker
So Planning, doing something we enjoy and keeping
a positive attitude = really worth it:)
keep a work diary and see what connections you can make between what happens at work and how you feel.
Hope you'll have a wonderful, happy and creative week,