In my line of work – high performance and innovation – many “innovators” commit the common mistake of doing too much. The result of their creative efforts is usually a form of mashed-up Google searches.
It took me years of experimentation to learn that true creativity comes from stillness, not from lots of activities. An intense period of activities, followed up by a long quietness, can do magic to a creative mind.
The human body responds naturally to fun. Fun and creativity are twins. Stillness is the real nutrition for fun, not activities. It seems like a paradox… until one experiments with it.
I love this simple routine to kick off a writing day.
📸 Lumbini, Nepal, 2012.