Creative slump?

slumpEver feel zapped of creative energy?  Your best friend wants your help planning a girls night out…and you are worse than stuck.  Your creative juices have gone down the drain.  Nowhere to be found.

According to the journal, Emotion,

your creative juices are just a happy thought away.  A positive mood improves your ability to think outside of the box.

So, spend a few minutes, or as much time as you can spare, and think back to a time of wonderful happiness…it could be a fun weekend memory, a romantic memory, a family memory…anything that gives you those warm feelings inside. Close your eyes and put yourself back in that situation until you start feeling the happiness that you felt the first time around.  And then, feel your  creative juices start to flow.  Recapture your creative spirit!

Before you know it, you’ll be overflowing with ideas for the best girly party ever! Good-bye slump, it’s party time!

Source:

  • Positive mood and executive function: Evidence from Stroop and fluency tasks. By Phillips, Louise H.; Bull, Rebecca; Adams, Ewan; Fraser, Lisa. Emotion. 2(1), Mar 2002, 12-22

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