Insight and creation go together hand in hand. Just as discipline and creativity go hand in hand. It requires a lot of work to keep creating. All of us have a little bit of a creator inside. And sometimes we need to squeeze that out.
Most people need to be creative in our everyday jobs. We need to keep alert and disciplined. And analysis is also needed at the same time. It’s good balance for the brain but hard to keep up. Fortunately there are ways to boost your insight in a couple of ways.
For the vast majority creative impulses come through sudden insight. In a dream or somewhere in the subconscious. Meditation is one way of activating the broad connections of the brain. But being sleepy or drunk can have a boost on that insight you’ve been looking for. So it is not a joke that a lot of good ideas spring out while you’re tipsy.
This is due to default mode network or DMN state of the brain. More of those unused synapses are sending their signals. Unlike when you’re out going analytical on a problem where only a small part of the brain is used.
For the next brainstorm session bring your liquors and beers.Tweet