Catalyst Ranch, a unique meeting venue located in Chicago’s West Loop, is designed to enhance and support the creative process. We are surrounded by stimulation; dazzling colors, vintage furniture, eclectic artwork, and toys work together to inspire our clients to new heights! We’re all about innovation, so we’re always looking for fresh ways to get the creative juices flowing!
Great news! Some of the things you may have been conditioned to think of as no-no’s, activities we’ve been told are “bad” or counterproductive, actually help you develop and maintain your creativity! So instead of admonishing yourself for doing the following activities, keep up the good work! Just remember: All things in moderation. Including moderation.
Do you find yourself sitting at your desk staring off into space every once in a while? Yes? Good for you! When you snap back into reality, you’re likely to be more capable of solving problems or completing tasks.
Several studies have told us that taking a break every 45-60 minutes will increase productivity! We’ve explored the importance of breaks in previous blog articles. Now brain scan studies are proving that when your mind wanders it actually triggers brain activity in the parts of your noodle that are responsible for complex problem solving!
So, you may be taking care of your physical health by looking away from the computer or taking a walk during the workday, but don’t forget to take mental breaks throughout your work day! Doing mindless activities frees the mind to wander which not only promotes creativity, but allows your brain to address multiple issues at one time.
2) Enjoy a tasty adult beverage!
Obviously, we’re not recommending starting a mimosa club at your morning marketing meetings – that’s not what we mean by “Creative Juice.” However, studies have shown that imbibing alcohol on occasion can benefit the creative mind!