Top tip for creativity: Keyword capture while you walk

I thought of another sacrifice-  cleaning my car!
That is why we have teenagers who want to earn pocket money.

I’ll swap this one in, and take the ‘exercise’ one out.
I know- I should do more exercise.

To be honest, my walking hour is one of the best ways to stir up and stew creative thoughts.  I always take along my pencil and notepad, and if by some chance I forget, I use my memory tools.

If I think a thought that just needs to be caught, I’ll give it a keyword- like ‘sacrifice’
Then, I will say that word (and any other key words) out loud whilst touching a finger.

For me, this links the keyword to the finger and later, when I want to recall, I just tap the finger and out pops the idea.

I might have 4 or 5 keywords (and the corresponding thought processes) in one walk.  An amazing amount of ideas for an hours space.

It works for me.

Do you have a creative way of jotting down those elusive ideas when no paper or pen is handy??
Why not share here??

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2 thoughts on “Top tip for creativity: Keyword capture while you walk

  1. Fitness Wayne | Paleo and Health Blog November 6, 2012 at 3:56 am Reply

    Walking is great exercise. I especially like to hike and get to see the nice scenery.

    • Become an Artist of Daily Life November 6, 2012 at 5:44 am Reply

      Too right, Wayne. I love to walk by the river near our house. It changes so much everyday, but is so good for the soul to meander along this lovely place. Have a great day. Amber.

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