Winter Newsletter 2015-16

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Right-brained activities are creative, intuitive and subjective. Left-brained activities are right-left brain
linear,analytical and logical. It has been a popular myth that people prefer right-brained or left-brained activities because they have a dominant side of the brain.

It turns out that while certain activities are wired on one side of the brain (for example language tends to be on the left), people use each side of the brain equally.
So if the brain is wired for both activities, why is creative thinking so hard?
monkey-scratching-headMany people live in a very yang environment—logical, fast-paced, decision-oriented. You must produce quickly and keep moving to meet your responsibilities.

With all the hustle-bustle, it’s hard to switch to intuition. Your mind races. You problem solve. Left brain, linear thinking is your default mode all day and it’s impossible to be intuitive from an analytical viewpoint. You need to switch your brain into creative thinking mode.

But how do you it?  You trick it.
Ask yourself questions that defy logic. Get your analytical self so confused that your creative self has to step in and get to work. The beginning of the year is an excellent time to practice switching to creative thinking. Winter is yin and it’s good to slow down. Plus, the New Year is a great excuse to be reflective.

Use these writing prompts to get your creative brain back in charge… (see full PDF article)

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