“A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.” — Ayn Rand
You hear about creative thinking frequently and might even have tried to “think outside the box.”
Wouldn’t you love a simple exercise that would get your imagination flowing in order to creatively find solutions that might be eluding you right now?
You’ve heard that your eyes are windows to the world. However, from the neuro-ophthalmologic perspective, your eyes and their purposeful movement also represents a window into the higher functions of your brain. Essentially stimulating communication between your left and right hemisphere.
In Nov 2009 · a study published in the journal Brain and Cognition demonstrates that when you boost the level of communication between the right and left hemispheres your creativity increases.
Subjects performed a creativity task, where they had to come up with as many alternate uses for everyday objects as they could. Half the subjects were instructed to stare straight ahead. The other half were told to follow a moving object from left to right and back for 30 seconds. The eye movement group came up with many more unique uses for the very same objects. These results are attributed to eye movement enhancing coordination between the left and right hemispheres of the brain.
So, when you have a problem you seem stuck in, an approach that needs to change, or a desire to differentiate yourself or your business, take the 30-second eye-movement approach and follow an object moving back and forth. Relax and let your mind create new solutions for you right now.
You have the conscious choice to be uniquely you. Go ahead and see how more creative solutions come to light and then you can Get Stuff Done.
Reference – Scientific American
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