When it comes to creativity, even the most creative person needs a little boost once in a while. Many people have offered suggestions, and some of these involve the use of illegal narcotics and alcohol. These substances may give you a sense of creative power; however it is a false feeling. Drugs and alcohol don’t make people creative; they just lower your brain’s control.
If you want a true boost to your creativity, and not run a risk of physical danger to you, or your brain, I have two methods that have never failed to deliver. These methods are music, and exercise.
With music, I can have something to listen to without having something visual to take my attention away from what I should be doing, which is writing, in my case. When you have something to watch the temptation is too great to just sit there and watch whatever is on. When you stick to just music, you can focus your eyes on what you’re doing, and maybe give you a rhythm to help you accomplish what you want.
The physical benefits of exercise have been drilled into us since we were children, even though some people haven’t heard that message; but how does it fit into boosting creativity? The human brain needs a constant flow of blood to keep it functioning. With exercise, endorphins are released and blood pumps more freely; bringing more fuel to the brain, bringing with it a greater capacity for focus, thought, and of course, creativity.
In the case of writing, exercise has two benefits. It boosts my creativity, and since writing is done sitting at your desk, with very little moving around, I get the advantage of keeping my weight under control.
I’m not saying that this is a 100 percent guaranty for everyone, or that it will begin the moment you start exercising. I didn’t see any results for the first week of my exercise program, but with regular exercise (6 days a week since November) I noticed a massive improvement.
To put this in the simplest way possible, if you want the best, natural, boost to your creativity, turn on some music for focus, and rhythm; start a good exercise program, and practice your creative potential constantly. If you do this the only thing you will over dose on is a healthy body, and mind.