If you’re a creative person you probably spend a lot of time daydreaming.  You think about things you can create and watch, hear or feel them taking shape in your mind.  Then you transfer those thoughts into your creative outlet.  That may be painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, woodwork, metalwork, dance, writing, acting or music.

If you have difficulty with your creativity sometimes then develop the art of daydreaming.  Lose yourself in your thoughts and then just notice what you become aware of.

There are several ways of doing this.  You could sit quietly with your eyes closed with no stimulus to distract you.  You could sit with your eyes closed but listen to music to create a particular mood.  You may prefer to go to a particular location and take in what is around you.  Then just be and let your mind wander.

You don’t have to be static to daydream though.  Activity might help you become more creative.  Walking or running can put you into a trance like state and leave your mind free to wander wherever it wants.  I certainly find that I get a lot of my ideas when I’m walking.  If you’re a dancer then moving randomly, not trying to make sense of anything, just letting your mind move your body.

In some cases you might start off with a few thoughts but at other times you may start with a complete blank.  Complete blankness can be frightening because you have no starting point.  But it doesn’t have to be a problem.  If you’re trying to write and there are random marks across the paper they can get in the way and distract you so a blank page can be preferable.  If you are composing music and you can hear random notes then they may put you off so complete silence gives you the equivalent of a blank canvas to start with.

Another way of enhancing daydreaming is to use self hypnosis or hypnosis CDs.  By putting yourself into a relaxed but focused state your mind is able to access your subcsonscious creative mind more easily.

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