Kick-start Those Creative Juices With Music
Are you feeling overwhelmed or burnt out? Then it’s time to get your creative juices flowing. But how in the she devil do you do that if you’re not feeling the least bit creative? There are so many different things you can do – take a walk, read a book, watch a movie, talk to a friend, just to name a few – but we’re going to focus on something that Albert Einstein used to do, and that’s jam out to music.
Now, Albert Einstein didn’t just listen to any music, he listened to Mozart. There’s a reason behind that. The reason that Mozart was a good choice and helped get Einstein’s creativity flowing is because research has proven that certain music compilations and songs allow the brain to be more creative.
So does that mean you have to follow in Einstein’s footsteps and listen to Mozart to get your creative juices flowing? Not at all. Talk to a group of people and more than likely if you ask them what music makes them feel creative and helps them think better, no two of them will give the same answer. Music has different effects on different people, so don’t think you have to cultivate a love for classical music to benefit.
Different types of music can also have different effects on your mood. Think about it – when you want to relax do you listen to the music you like to work out to? Probably not. Your workout music is more than likely upbeat and fast paced not something slow and soothing that you can relax to. And vice versa – you wouldn’t want to try and workout to your playlist of relaxation music. And it’s no different when it comes to turning on those creative juices.
You’ll have to find the music that inspires and motivates you. Most times for me it is music with a great dance beat. Of course, I am totally into Justin Timberlake and dance in my chair to it but there are other times that you would swear that my iPod was totally schitzo. It can go from opera to Rob Zombie and everything in between in any given moment.
I know that I personally get absolutely zip-nada done without music. I listen to it while creating, cleaning, basically everything. OK, maybe I like to just wear the headphones to drown out the kids bickering. Seriously though, I need music to get moving, physically and mentally. I like it loud too. Maybe, that is from my dancer days or whatever and I am shocked that I can still hear. Ya know when you are wearing headphones and they can hear you two rooms away? Yeah, that is me.
Here’s a tip to keep in mind: when it comes to music and creativity, once you find some music that helps get you in that creative space, stick with it and listen to it over and over whenever you need to be in a creative frame of mind. Soon your brain will recognize that when listening to this specific music, it’s time to turn on the creativity.
As you can see music is one way you can start to train yourself to be more creative. So start experimenting with some different music to find what brings out a feeling of creativity and innovative thinking within you. And remember, once you find the music that inspires and sparks creativity, keep listening to it whenever you want those creative juices to start flowing.
Your Turn, gorgeous: Do you have certain types of music that get you motivated? What is on your work playlist?