Seven Wonderful Ways to Boost Your Creativity
Recognising how challenging it can be to make space for creativity in our fast-paced digital world, natural happiness writer Alan Heeks, founder of the magical Hazel Hill Wood retreat centre near Salisbury, has spent several years exploring how people can find fresh creative juice and inspiration for their life and work.
Grow Your Wellbeing in Nature
“Research shows that the best antidote to screen world is time out in Nature,” says Alan, who leads groups at Hazel Hill Wood helping people grow their wellbeing and creativity, learning from Nature. “It enables us to relax deeply and expand our frame of reference by a process known as fascination which widens our attention and sensory awareness.
“Picture an average day at work or at home,” Alan continues. “How often do you feel on the back foot, or stressed and weary? Now recall a time when you felt happy and on top of things. Did your creativity help with this? If you feel that daily life is getting harder, you’re not alone: many people report that they’re more stressed, in part due to the hours we spend on screens – smartphones, computers, etcetera – which make it harder for us to relax and widen our perspectives.”
Here are Alan’s seven top tips to raise your creativity:
All these tips for raising your creativity will be explored in a Creative Spirit workshop Alan will be co-facilitating at Hazel Hill Wood, Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th June, together with gifted musician and group leader Cordelia Jilani Prescott. The workshop costs £180, including food and accommodation. For more information on this and other programmes with Alan Heeks, see www.naturalhappiness.net.