Thursday, September 19, 2019

How to use your Right Brain

Most people want to be creative and often feel they have some untapped talent or creative ability that they can demonstrate, but are not sure what it is or how to activate it.

But there is a method to activate your creativity and that is to start using the right side of the brain. As you may be aware, the human brain has two parts called the left and right side. The right hemisphere of your brain is for creative thinking, while the left side is for logical thinking. Activities such as music, art, and using imagination are the right brain activities, while standard processes and repetitive tasks are logical left brain activities.
But most people are eternally busy with day to day tackling life using their logical left brain that they don’t tap into the right side of their brain. Soon, they lose connection to their creativity. But being creative makes you feel more alive and confident. When you are more creative, you shine better, and can tackle problems and issues in a far superior way. Here are a few simple ways to activate your right brain and become more creative,
Learning Music - Learn singing or playing some instrument. Or, listen to different kinds of music from around the world. Today, it’s possible to listen to such music via the internet or world band radios without spending any money. This helps to stimulate the auditory cortex of the right brain and leads to increased creativity.
Take an Art Class - Even if you feel you don't have any artistic abilities, activities like painting, drawing, and sketching can stimulate your right brain to become more active. Don’t worry if you're not good at it. Just let your right brain mess around with colors, shapes, and textures. Give it a try and you may notice your creative juices flowing.
Use your Left Hand - If you are right handed, then try doing activities like writing or operating the computer using your left hand. This is called using the non-dominant side of your body. Stimulating your right brain by using your wrong hand can help in activating your creative and intuitive side.
Daydream - Set your imagination on fire. Think of crazy and illogical things without constrained by any rules or laws applicable in the real world. For example, imagine what your forefathers were ten thousand years ago, or fighting sabre tooth tigers, or split the world, start a world war, or shrink and enter an ant hill, and so on.
Loud laughing - Humor is a right brain function but not everyone can be humorous. Becoming humorous takes time, patience, and the ability to think in wacky ways. To cultivate humor you need to read joke books, MAD Magazines, and other funny stuff to get the hang of humor, which will in turn activate your creativity.
Breathe from Left Nostril - Most people breathe out of only one nostril at a time and the body switches the dominant nostril every few hours. This switching pattern was first noticed by a German nose specialist in 1895. Since then, many studies have shown that different things occur in the body and brain depending on which nostril is being used. One study showed that when you breathe through your left nostril, the right side of your brain becomes more active and dominant. When you reverse the process and breathe through your right nostril the left brain becomes more active. Will this make you more creative? Give it a try.
Write down your dreams - Everyone gets amazing dreams frequently but most of us don’t remember anything or have only a faint remembrance of what we dreamed after waking up. Take a challenge to remember and write down what you dreamed as vividly as possible even though it serves no purpose.
Finally, we can end this article with a quote from Twyla Tharp who said - Creativity is not just for artists. It's for business people looking for a new way to close a sale; it's for engineers trying to solve a problem; it's for parents who want their children to see the world in more than one way. 

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