Here’s a simple little activity that can have a large effect on your ability to come up with ideas and be creative.
You probably have a routine for starting your day. Add the webpage below and a few minutes to that routine and notice the difference it makes.
You’ve possibly seen random word generators before but this one’s a little different.
Grab yourself a few random words. It doesn’t matter how many. I vary the number I generate daily based on how I feel. You can add more words easily if you get the urge (the blue icon with a +). Make the words area fullscreen to get rid of distractions and give your mind some room to play about (the gray icon with 4 arrows). You’ll notice that hovering your mouse over a word changes the cursor. You can move the words around. If you double click on a word it will be replaced with a new random word. If a particular word just isn’t working for you feel free to change it until it does.
Now spend a few minutes moving the words around. Place them in different orders. Structure them however your mind fancies. See where your ideas flow.
You may be looking for ideas or inspiration for a particular problem you are facing right now. You may just let any ideas flow. You may have ideas that are useless now but are very useful later down the track.
Adding this to your routine serves three purposes:
- It helps you create a bank of ideas that you can later draw upon
- It helps train your mind to think creatively
- It’s a fun way to start the day