Writing is so much fun! It’s like taking the mind on a free holiday. You really do feel a sense of exhilaration as you put pen to paper or for the digital writers that should be fingers to keys. I find that it is one of the most easiest ways to relax. It often gives me “aha” moment.
So how do you start your work of art? An idea starts the process and voila you’ve completed your book! Sounds easy doesn’t it? It can be however some people never get lift off because they can never come up with an idea. Being someone whose mind is like a movie cinema that plays 24/7 I could never understand why certain people just kept saying “I never come up with any ideas.” After much research I came up with the following answer.
One of the key ingredients to flexing your creative muscles is being in the mood to do it! When you’re feeling lethargic and experiencing other none beneficial emotions then this stunts your creative flow. How on earth are you supposed to come up with an idea if your too tired to even think?
There are many tools to help put you in that creative space. Once you are feeling relaxed something wonderful happens. Your brain is able to function normally meaning not only will you instantly start to feel more creative but your more likely to come up with solutions. I’d thought that I’d share two free tools that I use with much success.
1) Walking in nature – Walking in the countryside is a great way to replenish your energy supplies. It relaxes you but at the same time leaves you feeling invigorated. Research done by Kansas universe shows that walking in nature increases your creativity levels by 55%.
2) Chakra cleansing – Chakras are the energy centres in the body in which energy flows through. When these energy wheels are blocked through stress it doesn’t just cause dis-harmony in the body, but it creates an internal environment which is counter productive to writing. Stress causes writers block whereas feelings of relaxation and calm increases writers flow.
Specialized music with binaural beats clears these energy wheels and allows the energy to flow freely through them again. There are many benefits to clearing your Chakras – one of them being increased creativity.
I listen to the following piece of music for 35 minutes a night. I find not only do I feel more calmer and refreshed but my brain is abundant with ideas.
Do you have any tips you’d like to share on how you have increased your creativity? I’d love to hear them so please leave a comment below.