Several weeks ago I came up with the brilliant idea of starting a routine of daily meditation to help with my creativity. That hasn’t worked out so well. Mainly because I’m not good at that whole sitting and being still thing.
What I am good at is letting my mind wander which is generally the opposite of what meditation is about. So, instead of meditation, I’m going to start doing things which allow my mind to wander while my body is doing something else.
Not just random daydreaming, but more focused meanderings. A leisurely stroll through the garden versus stumbling blindly through the darkened woods. Although, the darkened woods can be quite fun on occasion that’s more for when I’m just batting random ideas around for a new project.
I’ve found that one of the best ways to do this is by putting together jigsaw puzzles. Yes, jigsaw puzzles. The harder the better. Something about sifting through the puzzle pieces and finding their place in the larger picture helps my brain do the same thing with whatever plot problem I’m working on.
What are your secret tricks for getting your creative juices flowing?