by Rivka Caroline
They say we only use 3% of our brains capacity, I say most of us only use 2% of our creativity. Here are some tried and true ways to get those creative juices flowing again :
To put things simply, we spend too much time inside. We need the great outdoors to set our creative thinking free. Just watching a robin hopping to her own beat can infuse us with the humility needed to march to our own beat too.
Technology is a wonderful thing. Just unplug more often so that it doesn’t end up doing all of your thinking for you.
Chop a salad
Our minds are so busy, busy, busy. It’s no wonder we don’t time to think. Take time to chop a salad, not while you listen to a cd, not while you talk on the phone and not while you mentally plan tomorrow’s carpool. Chop the salad and less your mind wander.
Keep your eyes and ears open
Not even sure how to express your creativity ? The world will give you the clues that you need. Next time you see something that illicits a response from you such as ‘ I could do that’. Then by al means do.
Use that early morning creativity buzz
Before the world is awake to distract you, leverage the time to think outside of the box. Early in the morning is a wonderful time, even if you are a night owl consider giving yourself the gift of one early morning thinking session a week.
Keep on tweaking
Creativity often needs time to percolate. Don’t feel the pressure to rush. You wont be able to create an app or sonnet of your dreams in one sitting.
The world needs your creative response. Now go chop a salad.
Time Management Guru – Rivka Caroline, author of Frazzled to Focused Ultimate Time Management Guide for Moms & CEO of SoBe Organized, Miami, Florida
Rivka is a Mom of 7, Author of Frazzled to Focused, Rabbi’s wife and CEO of the professional Time Management Consultancy SoBe Organized. She teaches both individuals and small businesses how to leverage their time to work effectively and find time for the things that count. She loves the psychology behind time management and will be finishing her Masters in Psychology in October 2013. Perhaps more importantly, Rivka is still quite relaxed and surprisingly sane and able to find time for what matters. People often ask her how she ‘does it all’, her tweets @sobeorganized, blog posts and book is her detailed response ( spoiler alert : she doesn’t actually do it all and doesn’t want YOU to either).
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