Saturday, 22 September 2012

Creativity Prompt : Do It Different! Do it Now!

We all get stuck in routines.  Some of them are useful, some of them less so.  If you want to give your creativity a bit of a nudge, try doing something different, every day (or whenever you remember, or once a week).  Get off the bus at an earlier stop than usual, and walk a little further than usual, looking around you as you will see the familiar from a different perspective.  If you go for the same walk every day, try doing it backwards (no, not walking backwards...though if you fancy it...).  Or take a completely different route.  Or do it at a different time.  And remember your camera, or sketchbook, or whatever it is you use to record ideas. 

What do you mean, you don't have a sketchbook?  Or a camera?  You're going to get one or the other (or both) now, aren't you???  Get out there!  Do it different!  Do it now!

ps don't over think this...just pick something to do differently, and do it.  Have brunch instead of breakfast and lunch; have coffee at a different place than usual.... break up that routine!


Amanda said...

Great idea. I know it feels good when I have that little extra time to take the dogs a different way on their walk. Just that little different perspective does strange things!!

Maggi said...

Good tip Marion.