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Got a Minute? Then You Have Time to Create!

One of the biggest reasons many of us don’t create, and in particular write, is because we don’t have time. We’re working and parenting and cooking and dish-washing. We’re commuting, and dropping off and picking up. And we think we need to carve out at least 20 minutes to sit down and reconnect to our imagination. And somehow those 20 minutes get eaten up by other activities before we even realize it. However, all you really need to access your creativity is a minute. Yes, just 1 minute. Which m...
Tags: Psychology, Books, General, Writing, Habits, Happiness, Self-help, Creativity, Journaling, Writer's Block, Mental Health And Wellness, Don, Medeiros, Journal Prompts, Leigh Medeiros


7 Winter Depression Busters

We’ve entered the “dark ages” as the midshipmen at the Naval Academy say — the weeks between Christmas break and Spring break when everyone turns a pasty white and the sidewalks are full of ugly slush. The lack of sunlight and the shorter days don’t help the pursuit of sanity. However, if you approach this time of year with a dose of creativity and enthusiasm, you need not fall down the rabbit hole of depression. Here are some ideas to keep your mood sunny when the weather is anything but. 1....
Tags: Psychology, General, Noah, Depression, Creativity, Epa, University of Pennsylvania, Ucla, Omega, Mental Health And Wellness, Motivation And Inspiration, Martin Seligman, Harvard Medical School, Fernandez, Naval Academy, Maddock


Neuromyth: Creativity is in the Right Hemisphere of the Brain

Along with the erroneous belief that language was only in the left hemisphere and spatial abilities in the right, some suggested that creativity — something that relied on spatial imagery — must be a right hemisphere function as well. This was fueled by multiple illustrations showing rainbow divergent thinking right hemispheres next to mathematically proportioned square, logical thinking hemispheres on the left. All unanswered questions beg a range of hypotheses. Just where creativity might be...
Tags: Psychology, Creativity, Sperry, Beaty, Harpaz, Heilman, Neuromyths, Right Brain, Right Hemisphere


How to Cope with a Newly Empty Nest: Tips and Strategies for a Smooth Transition

It’s happened, you have an empty nest. The little ones that you spent the majority of your time taking care of, worrying about, encouraging, teaching, and loving over the past 18 or so years have grown up and flown the coop. Whether you were ready for it or not, you have entered the stage of being an empty nester. The moving out of your last, or only child, is life changing. And, while there are some parents that embrace this change with open arms, there are many more that struggle to make the ...
Tags: Psychology, Parenting, College, Creativity, Children And Teens, Coping Skills, Don, Life Transition, Empty Nest


9 Productivity Hacks for Working from Home

Working from home can be incredibly convenient. You get to skip the long commute and rush-hour traffic. Your schedule is flexible, and can bend and bow to fit whatever you need to do (like picking up your kids from school and actually getting to the bank before it closes). But working from home isn’t without its challenges. For instance, distractions are aplenty: dishes in the sink, piles of laundry, and interruptions from everyone from your kids to UPS to your next-door neighbor. It’s also hard...
Tags: Psychology, Productivity, Facebook, General, UPS, Self-help, Creativity, Working From Home, Price, Mental Health And Wellness, Industrial And Workplace, Success & Achievement, Emily Price, Focusmate, Kate Rope, Focus Keeper


The neuroscience of creativity (and yes, right brain/left brain is mostly bullshit)

Anna Abraham literally wrote the book on creativity and the brain. The Leeds Beckett University psychology professor is the author of a new textbook titled The Neuroscience of Creativity. From an interview with Abraham by psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman in Scientific American: SBK: Why does the myth of the “creative right brain” still persist? Is there any truth at all to this myth? AA: Like most persistent myths, even if some seed of truth was associated with the initial development ...
Tags: Psychology, Post, News, Neuroscience, Creativity, Brains, Abraham, Scott Barry Kaufman, Leeds Beckett University, Science Museum London, Arthur Koestler, Anna Abraham


5 Questions for Self-Growth in the New Year

The adrenaline that pushed you through December has worn off and you’re feeling the January blahs. That’s not uncommon. In fact, January 24 is on record as being the most depressing day of the year, due to a combination a factors: Christmas bills, broken resolutions, and dark and dreary weather. However, if you are brave enough to sit with the uncomfortable feelings of this depressing time of year, January can be a period of important personal growth. With a new year, we get a blank page of pap...
Tags: Psychology, Research, Stress, Personal, Self-help, Creativity, Adam Sandler, New Year's, Personal Growth, Mental Health And Wellness, Motivation And Inspiration, Inspiration & Hope, New Year's Resolution, Overwhelm, Carlile, Schwartz


5 Questions for Self-Growth for a New Year

The adrenaline that pushed you through December has worn off and you’re feeling the January blahs. That’s not uncommon. In fact, January 24 is on record as being the most depressing day of the year, due to a combination a factors: Christmas bills, broken resolutions, and dark and dreary weather. However, if you are brave enough to sit with the uncomfortable feelings of this depressing time of year, January can be a period of important personal growth. With a new year, we get a blank page of pap...
Tags: Psychology, Research, Stress, Personal, Self-help, Creativity, Adam Sandler, New Year's, Personal Growth, Mental Health And Wellness, Motivation And Inspiration, Inspiration & Hope, New Year's Resolution, Overwhelm, Carlile, Schwartz


25 Powerful Prompts to Help You Pick Your New Year’s Resolution

Often we pick resolutions that we think we should do. We should put ourselves on a diet and start going to the gym. We should do anything we can to lose weight. We should stop eating ______. We should get organized. We should have a capsule wardrobe. We should make more money. We should go for the promotion. We should read a book a week. We should be ________ or ________. And, not surprisingly, we don’t stick to these resolutions. Because who wants to follow some arbitrary goal? Who wants to fo...
Tags: Psychology, General, Writing, Habits, Happiness, Mindfulness, Self-help, Creativity, Creative writing, Journaling, Gillette, New Year's, Personal Growth, Mental Health And Wellness, Motivation And Inspiration, Holiday Coping


Writing for Bliss in the New Year

One of the many beautiful aspects about the beginning of a new year is that it can serve as an inspiration for change, and a new way of doing and thinking about things. It can also be an excellent time to kick-start a daily writing practice. I say practice , because like meditation, when you’re starting to write, it’s best to do so every day so that you get in the rhythm of writing. Why Write? Many people write for themselves as a means of self-discovery and transformation. Others may wr...
Tags: Psychology, New York, Bliss, Creativity, New Year's, Ann Arbor, Motivation And Inspiration, Pennebaker, Shakti Gawain, André Breton, Shaefer, Elizabeth Maynard Shaefer, Guilford Press Raab, Darkness Berkeley


Innovate Like Isaac Asimov – Lessons from An Innovator Years Ahead of His Time

It should be no surprise that innovation is a constantly evolving field.  As innovators, it is in our nature to constantly evaluate, optimize and reinvent our models and processes.  Indeed, how can we expect to help our clients to evolve and reinvent their products and services if we cannot continuously improve our own? However, sometimes ...
Tags: Psychology, Strategy, Creativity, Innovation, Insight, Isaac Asimov, Asimov, Innovation Process, Analogy, Innovation Psychology, Innovation History, Parallel Discovery


It Helps to Be Humble

At the end of each semester, I require my writing students to evaluate in essay-form both themselves and my class. In evaluating themselves, they consider such criteria as their attendance, their grades, their participation and the new knowledge they’ve learned that semester. In critiquing the class, they judge the quality of the day-to-day life in English 11011. Did they like the textbooks? Did they appreciate the workshop format? Did they enjoy and learn from the assignments? In doing this...
Tags: Psychology, Kindness, Personal, Teaching, Bipolar, Creativity, Loss, Humility, Cancer Treatment, Humble, Stigma, Ego, Grief And Loss, Coping Skills, Cancer Diagnosis, Iowa Writers ' Workshop Then


How To Be More Creative In Thinking (S)

Habitual thinking leads to the same answers. → Enjoying these psych studies? Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month (includes ad-free experience and more articles). → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: NEW: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
Tags: Psychology, Creativity, Jeremy Dean, Subscribers-only


Why being busy is a modern sickness

Constantly being busy is neurologically taxing and emotionally draining.In his new book, Jon Kabat-Zinn writes that you're doing a disservice to others by always being busy. Busyness is often an excuse for the discomfort of being alone with your own thoughts. None Of all the books from last century we can turn back to for guidance, Alan Watts's The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety is particularly suited for this task. Published in 1951, Watts knew post-World War II America ...
Tags: Psychology, Failure, America, Los Angeles, Mit, Mindfulness, Depression, Creativity, Innovation, Fear, Derek, Goal-setting, Watts, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Culver City, Alan Watts


10 common traits of self-actualized people

Maslow's famous "Hierarchy of Needs" describes different levels of human motivation.A new study updates the hierarchy through modern methods.The research shows that self-actualized people share 10 specific traits. None Are you a self-actualized person? The American psychologist Abraham Maslow famously proposed in 1954 the "Maslow's hierarchy of needs" which theorized that psychological health culminated in self-actualization. Maslow saw that as being able to fulfill your potential, becoming your...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Amazon, Motivation, Meditation, Mindfulness, Mental Health, Brain, Personality, Creativity, Innovation, Columbia University, Freud, Self, Kaufman, British Psychological Society s Research Digest


Multitasking actually does boost performance. Wait, what?

Multitasking may have some value after all — as a useful illusion A new study shows that simply believing you're multitasking helps performance Try this for yourself and see what happens Remember the days when you'd meet someone who'd humble-brag about their multitasking abilities? And remember the satisfying feeling of schadenfreude when studies came out saying that doing a bunch of things at once was really just a way of doing several jobs poorly at the same time? Well — oh joy — here's ano...
Tags: Psychology, Work, Learning, Success, Hack, Creativity, Innovation, University Of Michigan, Yale s Gal Zauberman Transcription


Therapists Share Their Favorite Meaningful Self-Care Tips

Self-care has many different definitions. It simply depends on who you ask. But what usually doesn’t differ is that self-care is about nourishing ourselves—and it’s absolutely vital. As psychotherapist Emily Griffiths, LPC, said, “The opposite of self-care is self-neglect.” And “neglecting our emotional and physical health leads to increased anxiety, depression, and physical illness.” She noted that self-care is about knowing our limits and not depleting our nervous system. “When we lose sight...
Tags: Psychology, General, Relationships, Habits, Happiness, Stress, Self-help, Creativity, Oakland, Thorn, Personal Growth, Self-compassion, Mental Health And Wellness, Health-related, Self Care, Ashley Thorn


5 Exercises To Get The Creative Juices Flowing

You're reading 5 Exercises To Get The Creative Juices Flowing, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Most people think that it is impossible to make yourself into a more creative person. After all, the creative geniuses we know about all seemed to show great promise from a young age. Plus, we all have those friends who are just 'naturally' good at drawing, or music, or coding. But ...
Tags: Psychology, Featured, Stanford, Creativity, Exercise, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Writer's Block, Pickthebrain, Boost Creativity


How to Reduce Mental Clutter That’s Keeping You Stuck

Do these statements sound all-too familiar? I’m too old for that. I’ve never been good at that. I don’t have the time. I just can’t do it. They may sound all-too familiar because these kinds of sentences run through your mind any time you want to try something new, any time you have a goal, any time you want to make a change. Any time, there’s an inkling of “I’d like to try that,” a similar soul-crushing thought pops up, and stomps on your desire before it ever takes flight. You think you’re ...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, General, Habits, Happiness, Stress, Self-help, Self-esteem, Creativity, Clutter, Personal Growth, Mental Health And Wellness, Inspiration & Hope, Success & Achievement, Risk-taking, Assumption


When the Front End and Back End of Innovation Collide

This article was inspired by a recent blog by Seth Godin, where he discussed some challenges that start-ups who rely on early adopters may face when they scale up. https://seths.blog/2018/11/the-curse-of-the-low-hanging-fruit/For a start-up, early adopters who are highly engaged in a category, and/or know they have a problem, often represent easy sales.  They typically need little ...
Tags: Psychology, Strategy, Creativity, Procrastination, Innovation, Seth Godin, Cognitive Biases, Confirmation Bias, Front End Innovation, Devil's Advocate, Back End Innovation, End Result, Low-hanging fruit, Productive Pause


Humor for the Heartbroken

Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it flips over, pinning you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come.  ~ Matt Groening Social psychologist Daniel Gilbert of Harvard University said, “In many ways, navigating the social world is more complicated than a voyage to the moon. But it’s a journey we have to take, because whether we like it or not, our happiness is in each other’s hands.” Our sadness is also in each other’s hands, and is most easily induced by those ...
Tags: Psychology, Books, California, Relationships, Self-help, Creativity, Harvard University, New Orleans, Annie, Mila Kunis, Grief And Loss, University Of Michigan, Dennis, Mental Health And Wellness, Marriage And Divorce, John Cusack


The one easy trick that will sharpen your decision-making

Every month, the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton Executive Education and Wharton's Center for Leadership and Change Management come together to release a "nano tool" that hones in on small changes you can make to improve your performance and leadership abilities. Their September suggestion highlights the positive impact — and widespread usage amongst successful people — of walking while making difficult decisions or thinking through complex problems.Walking has a long history as a regular h...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Happiness, Research, Meditation, Mindfulness, Creativity, Nature, Innovation, Philosophy, Charles Dickens, University of Pennsylvania, Mind, Stanford University, Aristotle, Elizabeth


How to enter the 'flow state' for effortless creativity

We experience the "flow state" when a given task becomes effortless and time slips by without our noticing.The concept has appeared in many ancient philosophies like Stoicism and Taoism, and modern research has confirmed this experience is real.By learning more about the flow state and how to trigger it, we can both work more productively and feel more satisfied with life. None When writing the Principia Mathematica, Isaac Newton was said to have forgotten to eat, bathe, and sleep. Michelangelo,...
Tags: Psychology, Work, Productivity, Motivation, Time, Happiness, Creativity, Innovation, Isaac Newton, Aristotle, Michelangelo, Csikszentmihalyi, Steven Kotler, Taoism, Flow Genome Project


A Tiny Dose Of This Can Unlock Creativity

It can enhance mental flexibility. → Enjoying these psych studies? Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month (includes ad-free experience and more articles). → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: NEW: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
Tags: Psychology, Creativity, Jeremy Dean


Microdosing magic truffles makes you more creative, new study finds

A recent study showed that microdosing magic truffles can significantly increase one's creative thinking.Published in Psychopharmacology, the study joins a growing body of research showing the potential benefits of low-dose psychedelics.While this research comes with limitations, it could open up many avenues to improve anxiety and work conditions in society. What is microdosing anyway? Psychologists James Fadiman and Sophia Korb have compiled more than 1,500 reports detailing individual experi...
Tags: Productivity, Medicine, Hack, Mental Health, Depression, Creativity, Innovation, Plants, Addiction, PNAS, University of Zurich, Johns Hopkins University, Gene Wilder, Robin Carhart Harris, Overmind, Cognitive Science


Can Opening to Your Own Creative Gifts Make You a Happier Human Being?

“You cannot use up creativity. The more you use it, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou Are you an Imaginista? A Creativa? An Inspirista? A Wild Enthusiast? If you had your way, would life be lived out loud, in Technicolor, vibrantly glowing, tap dancing to a rhythm that you alone can hear? And then, would you invite people to dance, sing and play along with you? Sadly, many were encouraged to lip synch, color inside the lines, stay inside the box, play it safe, and keep their light under...
Tags: Psychology, Happiness, Inspiration, Personal, Self-help, Creativity, Pablo Picasso, Maya Angelou, Motivation And Inspiration, Creative Abilities, Celtic Cajun Woodstock


Facing Uncertainty Without Slamming the Panic Button

“This time, we are holding onto the tension of not knowing, not willing to press the panic button. We are unlearning thousands of years of conditioning.” – Sukhvinder Sircar This morning I awoke feeling uncertain about the direction my life was taking. Was it what I wanted in all areas? Was I right to be living where I wanted to, in London, away from family? Was I doing the “right thing” restructuring my business, and was I doing the “right thing” going away for two months next year? I’ve had ...
Tags: Psychology, London, Disorders, Stress, Mindfulness, Self-help, Creativity, Spirituality, Sydney, Truth, Publishers, Reality, Anxiety And Panic, Panic, Tiny Buddha, Uncertainty


New evidence that the “chaotic mind” of ADHD brings creative advantages

By Christian Jarrett. People with ADHD seem to find it easier to break free from prior concepts and examples.
Tags: Psychology, Creativity, Adhd, Christian Jarrett People


How to Create Greater Meaning and Purpose in Our Daily Lives

Sometimes we can learn very helpful life lessons from unexpected places. I had an interesting conversation with one of my nieces about her acting class, and began thinking about how the skills she is working on there might apply to all of our lives.  She was sharing with me how she is learning to (1) identify and develop her character’s motivation before she begins any scene; and (2) use techniques to make each scene completely fresh, as if it was unfolding in the moment and not coming from a ...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Books, Inspiration, Mindfulness, Self-help, Creativity, Purpose, Motivation And Inspiration, Contentment, Personal Values, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Existential Question


A Weird Way To Be More Funny (S)

Something to make those around you giggle. → Enjoying these psych studies? Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month (includes ad-free experience and more articles). → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: NEW: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
Tags: Psychology, Creativity, Jeremy Dean, Subscribers-only



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