What gets your brain going? How do you start your mornings? Do you let your mind wander when you’re tired and set aside time for creative brainstorming? Are you someone who dives into the worlds of fiction or sticks strictly with the facts? We can all figure out ways to make our brains work better.
Here are some articles I’ve found that have helped me better tap my brain power through reading, writing and learning. Hope these help you find some inspiration for your own creative endeavors.
Brain Facts to Foster Creativity
- Why We’re More Creative When We’re Tired and 9 Other Surprising Facts About How Our Brains Work: Did you know that stress makes your brain smaller? Or that it’s literally impossible to multi-task? Check out these neurological nuances by Belle Beth Cooper in this article published by Buffer.
- Why You Should Read More Novels: Who knew that books can physiologically change your mind and actually rewire your brain? Shaunacy Ferro writes about a recent study that shines light on findings that will make you want to dive head-first into more made-up stories.
- How mind-wandering and “positive constructive daydreaming” enhance our creativity and social skills: I love Maria Popova’s site, Brain Pickings, especially when I come across gems like this one. Read this provocative and thoughtful article about how historic figures and new science are supporting the inherent value of letting your mind stay in the clouds for just a little while longer.
How do these articles change the way you think about mental processing and creativity? Do you have any experiences that do or don’t jive with the advice here? Any other stories or resources to share?