Every month I write an article for an industry publication. There are times when I need to boost my creativity to get words down on the page in a manner than will make the most sense for the reader. And there are other times I’m just not motivated to get some of what I consider the blah work done. And that is when I crank of the MUSIC.
There are many things you can do to get your creativity going like take a walk, read a book, watch a movie, talk to a friend, just to name a few – but we’re going to focus on something that Albert Einstein used to do, and that’s listen to music. Now Albert Einstein didn’t just listen to any music, he listened to Mozart. And there’s a reason behind that.
The reason Mozart was a good choice and helped get Einstein’s creativity flowing is because research has proven that certain music compilations and songs allow the brain to be more creative. So does that mean you have to follow in Einstein’s footsteps and listen to Mozart to get your creative juices flowing? Not at all. Talk to a group of people and more than likely if you ask them what music makes them feel creative and helps them think better, no two of them will give the same answer.
Music has different effects on different people, so don’t think you have to cultivate a love for classical music to benefit. Different types of music can also have different affects on your mood. Think about it – when you want to relax do you listen to the music you like to work out to? Probably not. Your workout music is more than likely upbeat and fast paced not something slow and soothing that you can relax to. And vice versa – you wouldn’t want to try and workout to your playlist of relaxation music. And it’s no different when it comes to turning on those creative juices.
You’ll have to find the music that inspires and motivates you.
Here’s a tip to keep in mind: when it comes to music and creativity, once you find some music that helps get you in that creative space, stick with it and listen to it over and over whenever you need to be in a creative frame of mind.
Soon you’re brain will recognize that when listening to this specific music, it’s time to turn on the creativity.
As you can see music is one way you can start to train yourself to be more creative. So start experimenting with some different music to find what brings out a feeling of creativity and innovative thinking within you. And remember, once you find the music that inspires and sparks creativity, keep listening to it whenever you want those creative juices to start flowing.
Let me know in the comments below what kind of music you enjoy!