How to boost our imagination

Habitomic Journalist
Habitomic Journalist

Imagination is something we are all born with, but throughout our lives, it can feel like we become more and more distant from our imaginative selves.

 Imagination is a uniquely human ability to form ideas — new images and sensations in the mind that are not in our present perception through senses such as sight, hearing, or other senses. Imagining is helpful if you’re practicing yoga or meditating.

To write our purposes in life, first of all, decide and think of something you want to do or work towards. Then write them down.

After that, tell someone and illustrate them in your mind in detail. Telling someone we know about our goals also seems to increase the likelihood that we will stick to them.

Break your goal down and plan your first step. Keep going and do not give up. In the end, celebrate your achievement.

10 ways to boost your imagination:

These are 10 ways to increase imagination for better creative thinking:

  1. Open your mind to unexplored paths.

Creativity is often tagged together with originality. Coming up with new ideas may be challenging and even oftentimes daunting, as unexplored paths may pose unexpected threats.

  1. Read more.

Creativity and imagination are sparked by learning. One’s willingness to learn new things gauges one’s ability to accept and adapt to change.

  1. Tell stories!

People love to listen to stories and each person has a story to tell. Let it be descriptive. Allow yourself and your listeners to visualize what is being told. Visualization is an important part of increasing imagination and is often perceived as one’s ability to create a clear and vivid picture in the mind.

  1. Be curious.

Learning new things sparks creativity and increases imagination. A part of learning new things is being curious. Feed curiosity by learning and experiencing new things and notice how your imagination improves.

  1. Develop your talents.

Everyone has a set of skills or talents. Focus on developing and honing these talents to express your creativity and imagination in areas in that you excel or in things that you know how to do best.

  1. Take a walk.

Stanford University researchers found that walking stimulates the imagination. They examined the creativity levels of people while they walked versus while they sat. A person’s creative output increases by an average of 60% when walking.

  1. Meditate.

Meditating for 15 to 20 minutes can help clear your mind. Meditation calms the brain down and eliminates a lot of the thoughts we fill our heads with every day.

  1. Daydreaming and boredom.

Try to ensure that even just a small part of your day is free from screens, the internet, wi-fi, and mobile devices. Do nothing and allow yourself to daydream! Boredom is often seen as a purely negative thing, but it can also be a way to free your mind.

  1. Find blue.

Blue is often called the color of the mind. Strong blues will evoke clear thoughts while soft blues will help us stay focused and serene at the same time. So, if you need to connect with your imagination wear something blue, look at a blue piece of art, or just stare at the sky.

  1. Visualize

This is a step up from daydreaming. It is more like giving your imagination a simple but specific task. For example, while you are commuting on public transport, resting, or just find yourself bored one day, try to imagine something in extreme detail. It could be your dream house or a place you would like to visit.

Let’s train our imaginations! It is the most precious and unique thing we have as humans.

To conclude, a vivid imagination is the origin of creativity and innovation. Working on your powers of imagination will help you think outside the box. Though some people are more naturally imaginative than others, there are ways you can cultivate your creative juices.