“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.”
We all have a creative mind; however, creativity is not something that appears at any given moment, many people do not know how to invoke inspiration and go through a phase known as “blank sheet”, it’s a period in which Ideas do not occur and there is a blockage of creativity.
Contrary to popular belief, creativity is not linked to the use of the right brain, nor does it refer to having a lot of imagination, it is a much more complex process in which, if we had to reduce it exclusively and place it in our gray matter, we would say; a creative person is someone who can work both sides of the brain at the same time. This does not mean that being able to simultaneously drive the two hemispheres of the brain is a genetic or exclusive virtue of certain people, certainly, for some, it will be easier than for others, but that is how they execute their thoughts and practice some exercises that Develop brain power.
An area in the brain responsible for what we call “daydreaming” has been identified; this network of imagination is located in the frontal and parietal part of the temporal lobes allowing rambling on the past, the future and the abstract.
The secret to invoking inspiration and emerging creativity is to activate this network of imagination as they relate to the executive network of the brain, which controls attention and memory. In this way creative people concentrate on letting their imagination fly, blocking external distractions and allowing them to isolate themselves in their reverie.
In studies related to psychological health, it was concluded that creative minds are more cultured, primitive, constructive and destructive, occasionally mad and at the same time extremely conscious compared to “ordinary” people, creative people tend to be more introverted than the rest, allowing them to have a self-awareness and knowledge of their darkest and uncomfortable side while managing to focus on details that activate the thought-action.
There is no such recipe for creativity, but we can imitate some practices of the great minds that allows us to learn to clear the mind and concentrate. Watching around, listening to different music, watching movies, references, taking a time to be alone, exercising, walking, traveling and reading are some practices that we can perform to exercise our mind, after all, the brain is a muscle and if it is not stimulated, at some point it will atrophy.