Archive for February, 2017

Cognitive Reboot to Cure Creative Block

Get Past Creative Block With A Cognitive Reboot

Creative block feels like the death knell to your artistic and other creative pursuits and projects, especially if you work under deadlines.

While many things can contribute to a creative block, including feeling tired, overwhelmed, underwhelmed, ill, unorganized, or misunderstood. But one reason we rarely stop to consider is our own self-talk.

According to Psychology professor Robert Boice, who does cognitive work with writers experiencing block, wrong thinking, or negative self-talk, is a primary cause of that ...

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The Book of Nothings – A Different Way to Journal

A Different Way to Journal

When you keep a journal or try to record ideas, are you bound by expectation?

Write within the lines.

Spell correctly and use proper grammar.

Use complete sentences.

Fill at least 2/3 of the page.

Journal or free-write for at least 10 minutes.

Write what you know.

These are among the many “rules” we are given for writing, some of which are instilled in us from a very young age by our teachers in their relentless struggle to mold our use of language. ...

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