Issue 9, June 15, 2009
— Dr Jane Bolton,
How to Double Your Creativity
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HOW TO DOUBLE
By Dr. Jane Bolton. Psychotherapy and Master Life Coaching
would you like it if you could double (some say triple) your creativity
without taking double the time from your other work? And how would it
improve your life to develop a routine that sustained both the quality
and quantity of creative productivity? And would you like the increased
sense of vitality, self connection and self esteem?
When you do
the Prime Creativity routine, what you are doing is moving your
creative efforts to the top of your internal to-do list, prioritizing
your Creativity Mind over the other matters that can clutter our minds.
This is a profound change guaranteed to increase your output and deepen
What did you think about when you went to bed last
night? If you are like most people, you regurgitated the day's events,
replayed an unpleasant conversation from work, or fantasized about what
you would like to have said or done in an encounter, maybe you even
began dreading what tomorrow would bring. But there are far better
things to do with that time than stew and worry.
very best thing is to ready yourself for a night's worth of creating. I
have found the following routine invaluable, as have many of my clients.
The most fruitful way I have found to start is to look back over your
day and think of as many things you can that you are grateful for.
While many people do a mental list of 100 or more, 3-5 things will
often be enough to “prime” your Creative Mind.
Secondly, do a review of your day about yourself and think of at least
3 things you did, or qualities you demonstrated that day. For example:
“I showed courage when I shared my concerns with my spouse.” I showed
diligence as I worked for 13 hours to complete that project on time.”
Be sure to offer to your left brain the evidence of what you did,
exactly, that showed the quality.
your Creative Mind.
Start to think about your current creative project. Give your brain a
real invitation to think. If you do, your brain will take sleep as its
opportunity to make all the necessary connections. Just wondering (and
not worrying) about your current project as you drift off to sleep is
the best way to enlist your brain.
1. “What do I want to create? You
ask yourself, In the beginning of starting this method, if you are
feeling blocked or if you are not yet working on a creative project,
then as time goes on and you may have several projects going, you can
ask your unconscious,
2. “What is my deepest, most meaningful creative project?”
4. “What piece do I want to return to?”
5. “What new project do I want to launch?”
IN THE MORNING
When you wake up, head straight to your current creative project, so as
to make the best use of your night efforts.
Many people also benefit from doing the exercise that Julia Cameron in
her book, The Artist’s Way,
calls “Morning Pages” (you can get a detailed description of Morning
Pages in another article giving detailed descriptions). In this
process, you write 3 pages of whatever crosses your mind. You write all
the thoughts, feelings, and body sensations that just flow.
is no just wrong way you can do the pages. Even If you can’t think of
anything at the moment, just write, for example, “Oh, I hate this, I
can’t think of anything- I’m an empty well, well, well, well, sounds
like hell…”It doesn’t matter what you say. You get to release some of
the inner critic that holds you back.
Enhancing our creativity
is a sure way to increase our vitality, connectedness with our selves
and self esteem. That makes us enjoy our connections with others too.
Bolton, a marriage and family therapist, master results coach and
and is dedicated to supporting people in the fullest self expression of
their Authentic Selves. This includes Discovery, Understanding,
Acceptance, Expression, and Empowerment of the Self.
Call 310.838.6363 or visit www.Dr-Jane-Bolton.com