Thinking Creatively – Are You?

Thinking creatively has been a goal in my life for as long as I can remember. Now I’ve run across this article…Who would’ve  thought it could be this easy?

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creativity (Photo credit: Sean MacEntee)

Want to boost your creativity? Tomorrow morning, pour some milk into an empty bowl, and then add the cereal.

That may sound, well, flaky. But according to a newly published study, preparing a common meal in reverse order may stimulate innovative thinking. via Thinking Creatively: Just Add Milk – Miller-McCune.

Maybe this is what the doctor ordered. I seem to be having a bit of trouble lately with both the creativity side and the discipline side of this whole blogging thing.  If all I need to jump-start my blog again is to change the order in which I fix breakfast, I might as well try it… Thinking creatively, should I put the blueberries in first?

 

2 thoughts on “Thinking Creatively – Are You?”

  1. I think it’s a seasonal thing. I hear lots of low-level grumbling that sounds sort of like “I don’t know what to write I’m bored I want to plant bulbs I’m sick of politics I want to go on vacation”.

    Quite seriously – I find I do better when I reduce external stimulation like tv, radio and such. I start listening to all that business and stop thinking about what I want to say.

    But the backward breakfast couldn’t hurt!

    1. When I first started blogging I was an angry Texas progressive in a red state of mind most of the time and had no trouble coming up with things to say. A few years ago I decided to cut back on the political posts. It made my life more settled, but, it didn’t do anything for the blog. Besides…Some days I’d rather just sit on the back porch and watch the birds and the clouds.

      When it comes to TV, I’ve reached a point in my life where I watch most of my TV on DVDs. I have discovered I have almost no temperament for commercials anymore. Even Hulu drives me crazy with their adds.

      And now I need to go pour a bowl of milk…

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