We touched already on increasing creativity when I mentioned day-dreaming
above. There are many more ideas in this area, and I will come back to this topic
later in STUDY SKILLS. Nevertheless here are four ideas that you might like.
1 of 4: Mind-mapping
This is the creation of Tony Buzan. And it will support visualisation as it
is very much in line how the brain wants to think anyway. NB: the brain does
not think in linear ways.
Watch the following youtube clip.
2 of 4: Story-Cubes
Check this out. This is nothing short of genius. Nine cubes with different
symbols/pictures on them.
Give them to kids and you will be thoroughly rewarded with giggles and
laughter. We had to drive 200 km, not that an interesting drive, and I did not
know that kids in the back had those cubes. And then they made up stories. I
said to my wife (as I was utterly intrigued): What the heck are the kids
It was utterly delightful.
3 of 4: Watching a movie backwards.
This is an idea you really like or you really don’t like. Start watching a
movie at the end (a few minutes) and then ask yourself:
What happened before?
And so on.
It is good to do it with friends.
4 of 4: The Artist’s Way
This is probably one the all time classics in the self-help area. Julia
Cameron teaches creativity according to the 12 step programme.
And her basic two tools (Morning Pages and Artist’s Date) are something I aim to do very regularly. It simply helps me to sort out my thoughts. What are the Morning Pages & Artist’s Date, I hear you asking. Well, that is a little bit like: How good does a rose smell? You cannot describe it, you have to experience it. So please, source the book, and make an effort. Only when this effort comes from within then there will be change. And change is what we are aiming for with this website: learning a new skill. The book The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron: Invest in it or don’t. The choice is yours!!!