Don’t ask yourself; what is creativity?
Think about what I’m doing instead.
I am currently in the kitchen, listening to the boiling water. I have a window, but the darkness is surrounding me. I can barely see the lid on the pot. I’m thinking about how I start my day, and if it’s all become a routine? I enjoy a good routine, it makes it safe, and it makes things comfortable and I know exactly what to do.
But, that’s not part of how I’ll end up with new interesting ideas. I need that uncomfortable feeling. That feeling that I am not exactly sure what the result is going to be.
This hot water experiment doesn’t make me creative. It’s not as difficult as it may sound. In fact, this won’t change a thing. But, every day, doing something different, doing something that’s not expected – that’ll eventually make a difference.
I remember what I was thinking when I wrote; what to write about when you have nothing to write about – sometimes you just need to let go. And, the more often you let go, the easier it becomes. No, I am not saying that you should become a lone nut, even though that might turn you into a leader. What I am saying is that you should transform doing unexpected things, and uncomfortable things, into a habit.
But, boiling water, and making tea, in the darkness. That’s just plain stupid.