Wednesday, November 4, 2015

My Creativity Comes at Night

Hello, everyone!

Has it ever happened to you, that you’re all tucked up in bed, ready to fall asleep, and your brain begins to bomb you with thousands of thoughts, quotes, scenarios, ideas and stories?

It is strange the fact that you could spend all day sitting in front of your computer while flattening your buttocks, trying to come up with cool ideas for a blog post or with new scenes for something you are writing and not a single bug pops up into your mind but, as soon as you lay your head on the pillow, tons of ideas invade your brain and you begin going mad because all you want to do is sleep! But you can’t… So the only thing that’s left to do is to grab the writing device closer to you (mobile, iPod, notepad+pen, tablet, or laptop) and begin writing.

But don’t worry, because this weird event has a scientific explanation: we have, accidentally, trained our brain for that due to our sleep/awake cycle.

As bedtime gets closer, our frontal cortex begins to get tired and it starts to lose steam. It doesn’t shut-down completely, but it isn’t involved in processing everything that goes around you.

Now, without your frontal cortex in constant action, the other parts of your brain begin to run freely. In other words, your brain ends up running wild, accepting ideas and paths of thinking you wouldn’t normally accept because your frontal cortex would stamp them with a big “not ideal/not gonna happen” mark; but, when you are tired, it’s like your frontal lobe said “f it” and let all of your craziest and most illogical ideas wander inside your head, which is usually the best when it comes to being creative, otherwise, we would stick with ordinary and boring ideas.

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Lots of  Love,

- Salha -

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