4 ways monsters can increase your creativity

by Carl Frederik Waage Beck on marts 2, 2009

One of the best ways to draw inspiration is to focus on the things that we fear and then let that become the driver of creation.

“I like monsters” from Artworks by Carl Frederik Waage Beck

They make you focus

In their very nature, monsters, by scaring us, activate the limbic system which manages our ability to fight, freeze or flee. Our brain becomes soaked in hormones
and thus we are able to focus entirely on one thing only – the monster. Tap into your focus and eliminate the unnecessary as you work creatively.

They create incentive to move

Being afraid is never nice. It is a state that we would rather avoid, and so we cannot help but start creating ways to put an end to this state. It is at the moment of desparation that we are truly creative and make things happen. Use this to drive yourself forward.

They are easy to find

Monsters are easy to find, all you have to do is switch the light off. When you find yourself drained of any creative inspiration, switch off the light and let your imagination go. Soon you will have all the creative inspiration you need. It’s as easy as 1-2-3 and the flick of a button.

They are personal

Monsters work on you because they are part of you and created by your own imagination. They will always be your personal source of inspiration, and will always be available to you when you need them. It’s your carry-on bag of tricks that you can open whenever and whereever you need it. Use it to be creative wherever you are.

What are you afraid of?

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