Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Replenishing Creative Brain Cells

On those days when you feel as if you are unable to generate a single creative thought, here are some ways to refill your creative pitcher and then watch ideas pour out:


It may be when you most need to take a walk, it’s the last thing on your mind. I don’t know if it is the rhythmic movement of the walk itself or just getting out of doors, but taking a walk seems to replenish our creative juices. If you’re feeling completely stuck, take a walk outdoors.


While you’re outside, don’t forget to notice your surroundings. Ideally you will see some greenery, but if not, look at what else is there. Look at the shapes of leafs and branches, or notice interesting shapes in the snow or even patterns in the concrete.


I recently learned a pose in my restorative yoga class called legs up the wall. As the name implies, you put your legs up a wall while lying on your back. It seems as though there a number of curative benefits to this pose, including relief of minor back pain and full body restoration.


I’m a big fan of naps and I find that frequently a mid-afternoon nap does wonders for restoring creativity. It’s also helpful to clarify where you’re stuck or what answer you are needing before you close your eyes.


Remember the song “I Hope You Dance” made popular by Lee Ann Womack in 2009? Every time I hear that song it reminds me how important it is to listen to music that makes me want to dance. Music and dance can lift your spirit and jumpstart your creativity.

If you find yourself needing some help in working with more focus and greater efficiency, contact me and request a GRATIS SESSION via phone or in person. Phone (800) 552-WRITE, that's (800) 552-9748 or write to me at susan@susanborkin.com to find out more.

Take good care, 


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