To get your creativity sparking today, set an alarm for three minutes and start writing what you can do with a spoon. If you have a spoon nearby, pick it up and hold it. It might lead to more ideas. Try not to limit yourself and don’t stop yourself from putting anything down. Put your pen down or close the document when the alarm goes off and set another alarm for a minute. Just sit and think for a minute. Then, take a final minute to write down a few more things about what you can do with a spoon.
What did you learn from this divergent thinking exercise?
Did you feel that as you progressed your ideas became more original? Did you have to think a little harder to come up with new things?
I tend to find that towards the end of the first three minutes, I’m lagging for ideas, but when the last minute comes along, the little break has re-sparked my creativity and I have more ideas than I can get down in that list minute. Was that true for you, too?