Monthly Archives: April 2013

Sunny Days Foster Creativity

There is nothing as refreshing as a beautiful free sunny day to boost creativity. I took the weekend off writing because the weather was finally nice, though not very warm yet. I did some exercising and made day trips with my better half; and I found that both are very helpful to creativity, even if they momentarily lure you away from your desk, i.e. your creative project. Here is why …
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Patience, my friend!

As my blogging adventure continues, here are some more things I found out:
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Flow State

What is flow?

If we perform an activity and are totally and completely immersed in it, that is called flow. This activity is one we enjoy because it is just right for us (i.e. there is a perfect challenge-skill balance) and because we are very motivated to perform that activity. While in a flow state, we are so fully concentrated and focused that we think about nothing else than about the activity we are performing.

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The Creative Process

For many decades, experts have argued about how creative processes work. Based both on scientific research and my own experience, I will tell you how I think it works. Continue reading

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Delayed

A bad cold got the better of me this week and delayed the posting of my next article on the creative process.

What I learned from that? Well, some movie (whose name I cannot remember) shows a saying written on a wall: Life’s what happens while you’re making other plans. So, here is one more tip for bloggers:
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It doesn’t get any easier at first

Finally! My first post on creativity is on! 🙂 Here are three more lessons I learned in this rather lengthy process:
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