In this highly connected, highly wired world, we sometimes need to give ourselves a break.
Aliza Sherman, a speaker, author and web pioneer who has championed women in tech since the 1990s, says it is important to “revisit the places in your brain that help you become more creative.”
By giving yourself a break, you are more likely to be more creative.
Her suggestions to increase creativity include:
- Put pen to paper. Write a letter to someone. Share your thoughts in a journal.
- Coloring books are popular with adults. Feel free to color outside the lines.
- Take a walk.
- Work with your hands. Garden or play with Play-Doh.
- Revisit the places in your brain that help you become more creative. I spent a year taking a photo a day. It helped me to not only see more creatively, but to be more creative.
It’s important, Sherman said, to give ourselves permission to disconnect.
How do you disconnect? Post your suggestion in the comment box. You may just help another reader.