Creative people usually enjoy being by themselves. It provides the quiet they that is essential for them to function creatively. This does not mean that you have to be anti-social; but it does mean that you need to spend time alone to enhance creativity. It is more about enjoying the quiet space with no distractions to allow your creativity to surface. Noise and distractions can disturb that process.
Let’s take a look at some benefits of spending time alone and how that can help boost your creativity in the process.
Benefit #1 – Increases Concentration
When you are alone in a quiet place, it is much easier to concentrate, and as a rule it also increases productivity.
Let me be clear – I am talking about real alone quiet time with no distractions. Being alone with the TV on or while sitting in front of your computer is not the same thing as truly spending time with just yourself.
Find a place you can use for quiet alone time with absolutely no distractions. Then, set aside a specific time each day to go to that quiet space and let your creativity flow.
Benefit #2 – Clears Your Mind
Spending time alone, free from distractions, is a quick and easy way to clear your mind. It is the perfect way to let go of the chaotic thoughts racing around in your head; plus, it is an opportunity to relax and unwind. When your body is relaxed and your mind is free of mental clutter, creativity thrives.
Benefit #3 – Aids in Problem Solving
Another benefit of spending time alone (again we are talking about quiet, distraction-free, alone time) is that it gives you the space to problem solve. When you start enjoying your time alone and your creativity begins to blossom, your problem-solving ability will improve significantly. You will be able to find good solutions to problems that may have stumped you in the past. In fact, you will be amazed on how much less stressful problem-solving will be for you.
No, this is not meditation – this is alone time to free your mind to do what it does best – THINK! Even 20-30 minutes every day will make a hug difference in developing your creativity.
The electronic gadgets that fill your life (smart phones, TVs, computers, tablets, etc.) plus family members, friends, coworkers, etc. constantly bombard you with conversation and information, which means that your brain is running continuously!
The quiet time is a necessity and a wonderful luxury that you must afford yourself. You may be surprised at how creative you really are when you give your mind a real chance.