Twofer Tuesday: Creativity & Happiness Await You

Once again it’s “Twofer Tuesday”, where I share some of the things that I’ve posted in our discussion group on LinkedIn. (There is a link at the bottom of this post if you wish to join.) This week is all about creativity and happiness…

Is “dicking about” one way to be creative?

Ricky Gervais – the guy behind The Office, Extras and other gems of British comedy – follows in the footsteps of all sorts of creative types, to proclaim the need for “dicking about” (That’s a technical term for meandering, mucking about, taking detours, exploring the unexpected). Someone once said that originality is combining two known things in an unexpected ways.

In short, to get the creative output you want, you need to think about mixing up your input. Read more in the Fast Company article To Be More Creative, Study The Great Ricky Gervais Dicking About Theory.

Is this a habit you’re trying to build?

So much of what we’ve worked on in the Box of Crayons programs is new habits. The fundamental shift? A little less expert, a little more curiosity…

I’ve long been a fan of Leo Babauta and his Zen Habits blog. Here he asks “for the sake of what are we building new habits?” and he answers: happiness.

So read on to learn four simple but essential habits that will boost your happiness: zenhabits : breathe

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