Blog Profile / Tracking Wonder


URL :http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/tracking-wonder
Filed Under:Lifestyle / Creativity
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Archived Since:April 9, 2010

Blog Post Archive

“The Eureka Factor” and Your Creative Brain

A creative insight can be as small as landing on an angle for a blog post or as big as discovering a fresh angle for a new book or business launch. The moment you gain such an insight flashes like lightning – and vanishes like lightning. Can you become aware of such moments? And can you replicate them?

Why We Procrastinate at Bedtime

No external boss means we must self-monitor sleep habits.

Science of Creativity Moves Into the Body

Five thinkers pave the way to understanding how the body helps us learn and create.

Something Startling This Way Comes

Wonder's roles in crisis can inform today's storytellers and business artists.

Tracking Wonder & Making More Time to Create

Awe expands time, and busy people can actually gain time by priming their creative mind.

5 Ways to Wander—First Draft Writing Advice

A first draft is a place to explore ideas, images, and premonitions. Later, you can go back to revision, revise, rewrite. Draft to discover. Craft to design.

Conquer the Bugs of Distraction

Most creatives struggle with at least three kinds of distracting insects—life's fleas, society's gnats, and the mind's mosquitoes. Tools & resources can help you focus on doing your best work day-in, day-out.

Less Labor Works Better: The Value of Mind-Wandering

The amateur lets the mind wander vagrantly. The over-worked expert demands the mind work 17 hours a day. Somewhere between is the business artistry talent of deliberate daydreaming. read more

How to Live the Brave Story You Must Write

Buzzing stories tell you that you have no choice. The voice of your Brave Story reminds you that you have choices to be brave with your time every single day. If you can see the choices you daily make in responding to circumstances, maybe you can start to make more intentional choices to write the Brave Story you must tell. read more

5 Foundations to Flourish?

What distinguishes creatives and business artists who flourish has less to do with wealth, ease, or freedom from challenge. Creativity consultant Jeffrey Davis breaks down his own case studies and compares them to the literature on human flourishing. read more

Artful Stupidity, Curiosity's Wiser Cousin

Curiosity is a hungry emotion that can get satiated. Left to its own devices, the curious writer or innovator could become an information-bloated blow-hard. What to do? How to tame curiosity’s desire to know without squelching its necessary drive? read more

The Art of Prioritizing Projects

When working on multiple projects, at least one key difference exists between those creatives and business artists who flounder and those who flourish. Their ability to learn to discern. read more

Give & Take with Wise Failure

Marketing befuddles lots of well-intending, creative-minded people. Creativity consultant Jeffrey Davis offers reframes and ideas on "Wise Failure." read more

A Ripe Time for Introverted Creatives

Imagine if Jonas Salk had at last discovered the polio vaccine and kept it to himself. That would be irresponsible, wouldn't it? read more

Why We Have More Courage to Create in the Middle Years

Why are more people in their 40s, 50, and 60s in the early 21st century rising to their creative calling and producing valuable work? The answer might have to do with the very factors that make taking the leap challenging to begin with. read more

Can You Feel the Most Contagious Emotion?

Jonah Berger's dazzling new book Contagious sheds light on how highly shared content evokes especially one emotion. What the book doesn't offer is why we need that emotion and how we can evoke it in our content without being manipulative. read more

Feeling the Most Contagious Emotion When You Create & Market

Jonah Berger's dazzling new book Contagious sheds light on how highly shared content evokes especially one emotion. What the book doesn't offer is why we need that emotion and how we can evoke it in our content without being manipulative. read more

The 48-Hour Sulk Rule & the Creative’s Occupational Hazard

Between bolstering up and ranting, there might be a middle way when responding to criticism: the 48-hour sulk rule. Find out how. read more

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