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Applying Creativity to Your Professional Life


By Jessalyn Johnson
English and Professional Writing Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

If you aspire to use your creative gifts in your everyday life, there is a lot you can do to keep yourself motivated and innovative in your workspace. Sometimes, being creative and staying on task can accompany one another. Here are a few tips on how to make your life in a professional career more creative:

Give Your Routine a Makeover

Take your typical daily tasks and give them a boost. Almost anything you do can be done in a way that is new, fun and different. If you work in an office, find new ways to create a different environment that makes your space your own.

For example, you may find it helpful to add a fun decorative item to your desk, or use different colored pens or paper to write down information or notes that are for your personal assignments. Find innovative ways to do your work, and come up with new ideas that can make the same old things feel like an adventure.

Think Outside the Box

When you are working, you most likely have specific tasks on your agenda that are required to be completed. However your jobs needs to be done, there is no harm in having your own thoughts on how to get the job done in a more efficient and innovative way.

Using your creative brain power to get things done can be extremely helpful to your career. Showing you have great ideas in your area of expertise can display strong, confident character, which is sometimes a trait employers look for in their workers.

Seek a Creative Job

If you aspire to have a job in which creativity is the center, there are many careers out there that focus on creating new concepts and ideas to inspire others. A few of these jobs might be in the fields of advertising, filmmaking or journalism.

If you are more of a left-brained thinker with right-brained passions, many jobs in engineering, psychology and even sociology can allow you to innovate, create and discover new and exciting things that will make your professional life and your hobbies cross paths.

Grand Canyon University offers many programs in which you can use your creative passions to lead and inspire others. To learn more about Grand Canyon University’s degree programs, visit our website or contact us today using the Request More Information button.

About Jessalyn Johnson
Jessalyn Johnson
English Literature Major, Digital Copywriter for GCU Blogs

Jessalyn Johnson is a senior at Grand Canyon University, completing the final year of her BA in English Literature. Originally from Melbourne, FL, Jessalyn has come to enjoy living in the desert of Arizona. Since freshman year she has occupied several different positions on the editorial board of GCU’s literary review, StartleBloom, which is approaching its third volume. In her free time, Jessalyn enjoys creative writing, photography, writing music and participating in the plays and musicals put on by GCU’s Ethington Theatre.

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