Want a radical suggestion for harnessing creative thinking? Immerse yourself in silence.
By allowing yourselves distraction free time to think, silence not only allows us time to introspect, but can help break down barriers to creativity.
While you can pay to engross yourself in silence, you can create your own silent retreat by turning off technology and finding a quite spot – whether in your house, in a park, or somewhere further afield. I head to Grasmere, a sleepy village in the heart of the English Lake District, when I really need to distract myself from the modern urban playground and regenerate my creative energies.
Take the time to find your own silent sanctuary. Your creative side will be happy you did.