From Huffington Post UK:
It’s 5am. I am suddenly awake, bolt upright. A strange feeling. I had to get up NOW and do it. I knew I couldn’t do anything else until I did.
I needed to WRITE. The creative juices that I long to flow when I want them to were bursting through a dam of their own accord. The malady of the right brained.
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So, what’s the issue? Getting that 5am focused urge to write, or CHANNELLING the effervescence of ideas into projects doesn’t happen as often as I need it to. I wish it did. It’s exhilarating. It takes no effort – I am in flow, safely inside a bubble’s sphere instead of outside of it, watching it go pop.
So how can we get creative in the first place? And act upon those ideas to see them through to fruition?
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Three) Trust it will come all by itself
Neuroscience suggests that approx 80-90% of ‘thought’ is done by the subconscious brain. So don’t try too hard to consciously ‘overcome’ a creativity block by overthinking. Allow the mind to do the work and it will happen. Feel the force, as Yoda would say. When thoughts do come – have a pen and paper notebook handy to jot down. I have one on my desk, in my handbag, and by my bed at all times.
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Five) Get a little noisy
My best ideas come in the shower. I spend ages in there, as I feel so alive and creative. Could this be down to the background noise? Science has shown that a little, particularly white noise, at about 70 decibels enhances the creative mind. Any louder than 85db, & that process is inhibited.
Link to the rest at Huffington Post UK