Last post I talked about how to improvise by changing up your routine. There is another way to improvise and come up with new ideas and again it has to do with the frontal lobe.
When your mind wanders the lobe actually goes into a temporary sleep mode – that gives ideas from your subconscious a chance to come up and hit you!
BBC’s documentary “How to be more creative” calls the lobe the ‘gatekeeper’.
Here are some ways to call the gatekeeper away and get some new ideas:
- Go for a long run
- Have a nice calming bath
Can you think of any more? What helps you come up with new ideas?