Here is a simple quick tip for helping extend or bolster your everyday creativity.
Need to free your mind? Are you sitting in your office cubicle, New York apartment, or back bedroom converted into a home office? Go outside. If it’s raining, find the highest ceiling in your house and camp out there. Think for a bit. Research now suggests ceiling height determines the level of abstract thought people are capable of in certain environments. Joan Meyers-Levy, professor of marketing at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management, has stated that the way people think and act is affected by relative ceiling height.
“When a person is in a space with a 10-foot ceiling, they will tend to think more freely, more abstractly,” said Meyers-Levy. “They might process more abstract connections between objects in a room, whereas a person in a room with an 8-foot ceiling will be more likely to focus on specifics.”
Alternately, pack yourself in a crate and contemplate quantum mechanics.