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Walk backwards.

Walk backwards.

I’m serious! How often do you walk backwards?

Not only is it good for exercising certain muscle groups, but walking backwards breaks patterns.

When we break the usual patterns, our brains are forced to adapt. When the brain has to think in new ways, we are forced to be creative and see the world from a new perspective.


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Use non-linear tools.

Use non-linear tools.

Draw a mind map to explore ideas for your next book or creative project.

Whiteboards, spider diagrams, and placing sticky notes on the wall are other examples.

Creativity flourishes when seeing somethin...


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Play with children’s toys.

Play with children’s toys.

What? Who said Lego or Hungry Hippos had to end at age ten?

My Austrian grandma had this box of toys I used to open whenever I visited her in Vienna. It contained little wood cars, puzzles and tiddlywinks and other treasures. I’d open it eve...


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Start a ‘weird ideas’ journal.

Start a ‘weird ideas’ journal.

Great! You finally have permission to write down all your strange or left-field thoughts and ideas in a dedicated booklet.

This is significant because, often, without knowing it, we train ourselves to play it safe. We avoid risks and are dra...


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Go swimming.

Go swimming.

They say the shower is one of the best places to get ideas.

Being immersed in the white noise and refreshing heat or cold water power makes a difference.


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When doodling, our minds are still, and we obsess less on cyclical thoughts that worry us.

We activate the part of our brain that we use to be creative. It’s not just for phone calls.

We can draw for fun, witho...


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Experiment with sensory stimulation.

Experiment with sensory stimulation.

Explore how engaging the senses through activities like listening to music, walking in a forest, ambient white noise, aromatherapy, flotation tanks, or tactile experiences like playing with play dough can enhance creativity by stimulating different parts of the brain.



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Do one hard thing.

Do one hard thing.

Yeah, you know what that is for you. There’s that one thing you keep holding off because it’s icky, uncomfortable or reminds you of pain.

Use this as an opportunity. Get the thing done, or at least one thing toward getting i...


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Have a cheeky dance.

Have a cheeky dance.

Even if every fibre in your body says, ‘Not today, bro,’ throw on some dirty reggaeton and whip your hips.

You can’t help but feel better after a dance-off with the mirror.


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Go for a journal walk.

Go for a journal walk.

There is a direct link between motion and creative insight.

Bring your notebook and make your walk explicitly to take notes. Be like an explorer in an undiscovered jungle, taking notes as you walk.

Whatever com...


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People say consistency is the key to creativity.But sometimes, doing the same things repeatedly can leave us feeling like beached whales on sand.We need something fresh.

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Being consistent can also lead to burnout and lack of growth, and to be creative and innovative, we sometimes need a break from our daily activity. When we stop and do something new, we start to be part of a creative process, instead of simply repeating the same thing every day.



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