How can I cultivate imagination and creative problem-solving?
Ingenuity, resourcefulness and alternative-thinking: all characteristics that will enable difficult tasks to become playful obstacles
Identify Top 3 Obstacles
In order to best approach your functional obstacles at home, first just name your top three. It's overwhelming and all-to-easy to fall into the snowballing effect of everything that's changed since your vision loss. Creativity is best applied through method and process. This is step one. Obstacles could be anything from pouring a drink, calling your family, or traveling independently.
Imagine Yourself Successful
The next step in applying your creativity to success is to imagine yourself both independent and safe with your most difficult tasks. This may be hard at first, but use your imagination to picture yourself using technology, adapted tools and services to be at your best. Believing in your capacity to change and grow is step two.
Plot Out a Game Plan
The last step is to schedule time to address each growth area. Your creativity now manifests more as creative problem solving as you begin to map out a time and approach for tackling each obstacle. If you are struggling with an approach to take, consider consulting with a professional, or seeking a referral for a Social Worker to help connect you with your local resources.