Ideas can sometimes come to us in a flood it’s true, but sometimes it’s like being in a desert…not a drop in sight.
I heard that in the Cosmic consciousness of men and women kind, there are tons of ideas just floating around in the ether waiting to be born.
So why do we sometimes sit there with a blank piece of paper and can’t think of anything.
Good ideas are sometimes like clouds they blow in… and they blow out.
We just have to get good at capturing them, at being on the watch for them, at being alert for them.
For one thing, your phone can be your best friend in catching ideas.
I like to use the speech to text app to dictate ideas as they come in my head. Then I can explore them later on.
Or you can use the phone’s recorder to capture ideas, or you can use a notepad on your phone to write things down and take care of it later.
Walking is also a good way to spawn a few ideas.
I read somewhere that the late Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple, used to sometimes have meetings while walking because he believed thinking on the move freed people’s minds. That’s kind of a good idea especially if you are walking in nature, because your mind is relaxed & ideas can come.
It is also a good idea to keep a notebook by your bed so you can write ideas that might pop into your head the first thing in the morning.
Or sometimes if you write down the germ of an idea before you go to bed, your subconscious kind of mulls it over while you sleep, and you might wake up with a solution.
Also it’s good to expose ourselves to new things that can give us a broader area to draw influences and ideas from. Some possibilities include reading books, watching movies, travelling to new cities & countries, or just exploring new places in your city or town.
Just always keep a notebook or something to capture the idea when it comes into your head. I know from experience it is possible to get an idea and five minutes later you forgot what it is that you thought of.
Another good technique that sometimes works for me is colouring.
I’ve got a little collection of those colouring books for adults like mandalas or flowers. Your mind just gets totally relaxed and in the zone of colouring the picture.
There is also a Prayer or meditation. and brainstorming with trusted friends. or family. You can listen to music to relax you, music to stimulate you, or you can do a couple of Jumping Jacks/Star Jumps to get your brain going.
Well that’s all I can think of for now.
I seem to have run out of ideas! 😄
Let’s share how do you get get your ideas flowing when you feeling a bit dry and short on innovation.
And here’s an affirmation for us:
My mind is open and alert to new ways of doing things and inspiration from the world around me. Ideas come to me from anywhere & everywhere.
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