Keep Your Mind Fresh and Creative?

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This post is inspired by the book Accidental Genius, which was written by Mark Levy.

The book calls for inhibited writing, whenever you do not know what to write about or want to get at your best ides.

When you free write, you begin to bypass your conscious mind and tap right into your subconscious, where the juiciest and best stuff that you have available to you is stored.

I have used free writing to make decisions in the past and as the basis for some of my best blog posts.

You can also check out this video on 29 stay Creative (Surprise - Free Writing is one of the methods) -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1E4aeCTg7s




Here are some strategies that I would suggest if you want to start trying out some free writing today -

Pick an Objective or a Target - It is good to know where you are going with your writing before you get started. Most likely, you will wind up in a much different and better position. That is OK because if you were clear on where you were going and exactly what you needed to write from the start, then there would have been no reason to bypass your conscious mind in the first place.

Ease into the writing - There is no reason to rush. You can take it easy and just kind of inch your way into your. This is a satisfying way of doing the work that you need to do and you will find if you take this approach, you will soon get into a groove where the words are just flowing out of your mouth and are flowing out of our mouth quickly and with inspiration. If you try to force it form the beginning, your results may not be nearly as good.

Explore ideas that you do not necessarily believe - We all have our points of view that are formulated from past experiences. This points of view are good for us and help us to survive in the World. However, we also have some points of view that are limiting and can get in the way of our success. If you can explore ideas that contradict your traditional beliefs, you may find that you are better off in the long run and will also find that you have a more developed perspective on the work that you are doing.

Write until the timer goes off - Set a timer for yourself in your writing and write until the timer goes off. The best work will usually come out of you when you are tired and do not want to do anything else. Keep writing at this point and you will find that you can go to places that you did not think that you go with your writing. It is liberating and fulfilling.

I am a huge fan of free writing to access my best thoughts and my best work. It also helps me to realize what I can be doing better. Even as I am writing this post, I realize that there are things that I want to do with my writing that I am not necessarily doing with this post. I thought that I was writing abut free writing but I have started to get some other lessons that I can start using for some of my other posts that will make a huge difference for me moving forward.

Thanks for reading.
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  • Profile picture of the author kellyyarnsbro
    One thing to keep our mind fresh and creative is to have enough sleep or rest. I recall there were posts before regarding sleeping only 3hours a day, it's unhealthy. I believe we do better when our minds are fresh, complete and enough sleep.
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    • Profile picture of the author heavysm
      I just read some dense and technical philosophy. If you don't get it, reread as much as needed. It will open up your mind to have much more sensitivity to other's view points. Some views may sound ridiculous, but life is ridiculous. My business has grown exponentially since I started meditation and reading/ analyzing a more philosophy. It might make your brain hurt a bit starting out, but that's just your brain growing and getting used to it all
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      • Profile picture of the author chukster
        Fantastic video thanks for the info I found it really helpful. This is defiantly a new way to to be creative I personally use mind maps bu tony buzan and quickly write down as many ideas as I can in 10 minutes, Very useful
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    • Interesting that you share this. I agree with 99%. However, I have a newborn and am not getting a lot of sleep and find myself more creative than I have ever been.

      However, I am very aware that I can not maintain this pace for too long.

      The true lesson for me is that everything is worth questioning when it comes to creativity.

      Originally Posted by kellyyarnsbro View Post

      One thing to keep our mind fresh and creative is to have enough sleep or rest. I recall there were posts before regarding sleeping only 3hours a day, it's unhealthy. I believe we do better when our minds are fresh, complete and enough sleep.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dennisknows
      Originally Posted by kellyyarnsbro View Post

      One thing to keep our mind fresh and creative is to have enough sleep or rest. I recall there were posts before regarding sleeping only 3hours a day, it's unhealthy. I believe we do better when our minds are fresh, complete and enough sleep.
      yea that's one of my ultimate goals for 2013. That no matter how much I think I can make if I stay up til 3 or 4 in the morning, to take my butt to sleep..

      I've noticed that days after I stay up all night, I am not productive at all. I can't focus like I need to.

      Gotta get some rest. I now focus on being in bed at least around 12.

      i also jog every morning which as of lately, has left me exhausted... So at that time, I'm begging for a good night's sleep.. :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author eternalsongbird
    Listening songs and doing works according to your routine keep your mind fresh and creative.
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  • Profile picture of the author Maya2066
    Being in nature as much as possible can be very inspiring.
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  • Profile picture of the author gabkwong
    A nice good sleep can keep ur mind creative and fresh.
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  • If I may add- take risks but in a smart way. Most of us are afraid to step out our comfort zones. But in business, growth is impossible if we do not take risks. It is okay to take risks as long as you weight things prior to making your final decision.
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    • Mark -

      Your input is very much appreciated. I was in Vegas for what I believe was your first speaking engagement. Your demonstration of humbleness coupled with tremendous information was inspiring.

      I am a huge fan.

      Originally Posted by affilorama-portal View Post

      If I may add- take risks but in a smart way. Most of us are afraid to step out our comfort zones. But in business, growth is impossible if we do not take risks. It is okay to take risks as long as you weight things prior to making your final decision.
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  • Profile picture of the author mmrumii
    Yes, I have got you. Nice share. I also sing songs to keep my mind fresh and creative.
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