Here’s a simple practice to increase your creative ability. Set aside a short period of time, perhaps every morning, just to think. Come to that time with no agenda. Bring a writing instrument and a blank sheet of paper. (no computer, phone or electronic tablet).
Try this out by setting aside 15 minutes every morning for one week. I have used a 15-minute sand timer for the practice. Just allow thoughts to come, consider them, and you can allow those thoughts to pass as well. Become acutely aware of your surroundings, the myriad of sounds, how each part of your body feels, the subtle colors, the lighting, the shadows, the smells and odors, your breathing. Allow your senses to fully awaken and inform you. Jot some notes from the experience on your paper.
If you will practice this with no certain agenda or desired outcome, you will give your mind a chance to actively rest. There is amazing potential within each of us. Our brain is the most sophisticated system on this planet, and it just makes sense to learn how to tap into its potential.
That’s it for this article. I encourage you to give it a try! Journal the experience for a week or so. You might be surprised what begins to emerge if you give yourself some quiet creative space!