Similar to the violin, the mind needs creative tension. Creative tension - the gap between where we are and where we need to be - can help your brain find elusive solutions to problems.
Adults who never play often have rigid and humorless minds. To truly embrace creativity, you need to find moments to play... like a child.
Living a balanced life will help you achieve the highest level of creativity, both in your career and in your personal life. Finding balance is challenging, but the alternative - low creativity, eventual burnout - is a more devastating option.
Hung out with a 2-year-old recently? Notice how they constantly ask, "why?" It's how they learn about their world.
As adults, we learn how to solve problems creatively by constantly asking "why?" and "what-if?"
Madan Birla, author of "Fedex Delivers" and CEO of Balance and Innovate. Lessons Learned in My Life Journey.
If you can’t bring yourself to get off the couch, purchase a hand grip to squeeze while watching television (or squeeze old tennis balls). This will burn a few calories and get you accustomed to the idea of moving your body again
The stress response is an archaic mechanism designed to help primitive man survive a sudden physical threat – an animal attack or a raid by warriors. It’s physiological response meant to kick in briefly while the body prepares to flee or to fight the danger.
Companies like Google and FedEx intentionally schedule time for their employees to be creative... and it shows.
Intentionally find ways to engage your right brain to come up with imaginative, creative ideas.
Inner security comes from balancing our professional competence, loving relationships, active spiritual life, and supportive social network. Secure people aren’t wholly dependent on their career as their only source of self-esteem.
Guest blogger Amy Dunbar writes about the memories of we make with our children. "Memories are the foundation of self-confidence for the future, which is a lot more than can be contained in the pixels of an old photo."