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  • Hannah Kim

    What an interesting piece! There have been many times that I've written/thought crazy things late at night when I was completely exhausted, and this gives me a better understanding of why.

    What are some other methods you guys use to harness your creativity?

    This also makes me wonder if we are harnessing our full creative potential. In many school and work settings, alertness and focus is prized and encouraged- work done when our frontal cortex is on its game. It's seen as an obstacle when we become too tired to work or keep pounding away at our project that has a lot of details and requires a lot of focus. However, maybe if we didn't NEED to always be focused we would be more creative and flexible on a regular basis and not only when we are so worn down that we don't care anymore.

    Thoughts?

    • Phillip

      I agree with the article that when the mind is slightly displaced by tiredness, new environment or due to food/drink, our minds may become more elastic to new ideas. I do appreciate, however, moments of defined quiet-tude in which to put those ideas into action. Many creative geniuses were early morning persons too, the idea being that they had the quiet of the morning to concentrate on actionable items. I think flipping between these two modes could prove beneficial. To ritualize work time, but also provide time for displacement.

      • Hannah Kim

        Wow yes, I love what you're saying about 'displacement'. It makes a lot of sense since habit, routine, and boredom can be creativity-killers. This makes me want to live in a constant state of disruption and displacement- I think I might have some crazy insights. That's not to say I wouldn't appreciate stability every so often, but I think constantly challenging yourself could have amazing results