Why tapping into your right sided Brain is soooo important
Some people think they are not creative. Others think creativity is not that important. They are wrong. You can learn to be creative or at least think creatively. It doesn’t necessarily mean you will turn into a great artist but it will allow you to think differently. Creativity allows you to see opportunities rather than obstacles and solutions to challenges rather than roadblocks. Creativity allows us to connect thoughts and ideas that logic may not allow us to connect.
We should always strive to keep learning and growing and most importantly, finding balance.
Turning on your right brain is a skill, one that grows steadily stronger the more you work at it. Trigger the sensation of deep practice by mastering any unfamiliar task, feed challenges and stray information into your right brain’s database, and see new ideas begin to emerge. As they do, you’ll move more confidently and productively through an increasingly complex world.
Moreover throughout your education, you myelinated the left-brain pathways for thinking logically. You were prepared for predictability and order, not today’s constant flood of innovation and change. Now you need to build up myelin sheaths around new skill circuits, located in your right hemisphere. To do this, you need something Coyle calls deep practise.
In his fascinating book The Talent Code, Daniel Coyle describes how the brain reacts when a person develops a new skill. Performing an action involves firing an electrical signal through a neural pathway; each time this happens, it thickens the myelin sheath that surrounds nerve fibers like the rubber coating on electrical wires. The thicker the myelin sheath around a neural pathway, the more easily and effectively we use it. Heavily myelinated pathways equal mad skills.