Don’t you just love it when a great idea pops into your brain?
Have you noticed that your best ideas seem to show up “out of nowhere”, unannounced and often unbidden?
Brain research reveals that creative thinking comes from our right-brain, the part of our brain that is intuitive and instinctive.
Daniel Pink, the author of A Whole New Mind, states that the era of “left brain” dominance is giving way to a more integrated approach that includes and values the gifts of our right-brain; creativity and intuition. This blending of both sides of our brain allow for, as Pink suggests, a whole new world. A whole new world of possibilities.
Sometimes all it takes is one good idea.Right?
Consider what one good idea could do for you such as:
solve a business dilemma that is keeping you awake at night
make you a sweet bundle of money
show you how to combine two of your favorite activities into a viable business
The possibilities are endless. An article in Wired magazine was quoted to say” right- brainers will rule the future”. It’s easy to get caught up in left-brain, linear mode but sometimes, the missing ingredient is the creative edge which makes all the difference.
Here are 3 quick tips on how to nurture your right-brain + boost your creative potential starting today…
1. Set up daily routines– By putting ordinary things on auto-pilot,we are able to conserve valuable psychic and physical energy so that we have room for our creative ideas surface.
2. Be in nature- a walk in the woods or sitting on a park bench is akin to rolling out the welcome mat to our creativity. Say, hello to your inner brilliance!
3.Be different- Try new foods, read books in an unusual genre,go a new way to work, meet new people. These novel experiences activate your right brain. You’ll see things differently and find yourself coming up with new ways of thinking and doing.