We as humans all think of different ways of doing things, we daydream, we work in or out of the home. So even if you don't consider yourself a creative person, we all are all creative by nature.
Solutions start with creativity. The ability to form an idea that brings new and different value to a problem is creativity. There is no need to reinvent the wheel, but thinking of creative ways to help you and those around you daily can be of great benefit. Here are some ideas to get you thinking creatively.
Get rid of the fear of failure. Creativity is about trying new things. There is always a risk in trying new things. Just because it doesn't work now doesn't mean it won't work in the future. The more you harp on the failure, the less room for positive growth you give yourself. Embrace the lessons that failure gives you.
Don't stick to the status quo of what's been done before. Learn from what's been done but make it your own. Don't be concerned about what others think about your idea or that you might be doing something differently. Thinking about others will only cloud your thoughts about your ideas.
Creativity doesn't follow a set schedule. Reduce outside pressures and fill your workspace with materials that encourage you to be creative, be that color pencils, post-it notes, fidget spinners, whatever might help you be more creative.
Give yourself time to be creative. If you are constantly procrastinating and pushing up on deadlines, your mind doesn't have the opportunity to be creative and sit on ideas.
Figure out how you best process ideas and come to conclusions. Consider how much space and time you need to get a job done, and then give yourself ample time to be creative. Your career and business will appreciate it.