Inspiration comes in the most unexpected moments. But what would happen if you could invoke it? Friedrich Schiller, poet of the eighteenth century, the smell of rotten apples made him to write masterpieces. Although creative genius can not be forced, there are some ways to boost your creativity, write “Huffington Post”.
Use your nose! Maybe that Schiller had a good idea. When you feel that your mind stops working, your nose may be helpful. One study found that those who are exposed to the smell of rosemary can focus better. Also, the smell of cinnamon and vanilla seem to increase creativity.
Do something incredibly monotonous. Perhaps you swear that the service is too boring, but it’s possible that he might be the place for brilliant ideas. Tedious and repetitive tasks (think of assembly lines in factories) leaves the mind free. Researchers speculate that repetition and enhance creative thinking minds unoccupied. Even if the job is demanding, you can benefit from the monotony imposed by it. For example, Gregor Mendel, the founder of genetics, used to count pea or bee in order to free the mind and be able to focus better.
Stop the TV. Although we feel (maybe) inspired when watching something that does not require our mind, studies have shown that this stimulates our creativity. Summer programs (for example) make us stupid, so researchers have demonstrated. Tracking or performing a certain action will stimulate thoughts or behaviors similar action pursued. But it is not entirely bad news. Opposite behavior guarantees the same result. Therefore following (or reading) a smart or creative action, can have a positive impact on your behavior. So, read a pretentious book, look at a psychological movie and discover how your mind starts to think faster.
Always keep a pencil at hand. “The best ideas come to us in the bathroom” is a phrase that I heard it all, and some even have tried it. Unfortunately, wasting time with dry towel after showering or rinsing hands and good ideas we’re missing. A pencil and a waterproof notebook or finger writing on the mirror steamed protect us from forgetting good ideas.
Write by hand. Deliberate use of a pen or pencil when you want to be creative is a good idea. A phrase has a much better chance at life (or genius) if it is written in ink. Delete button on the computer screen is much more handy, and what may be a spark of genius, the moment may seem a stupid and press “delete” to enter the action. A sheet of paper and a pen make the phrase much harder to remove, giving you time to discover the genius. Moreover, “handwriting stimulates a much larger portion of the brain and its regions than typing at the computer,” says Virginia Berninger, professor of educational psychology at the University of Washington from USA.