When this happens, normally I grab a coffee to help get the ideas flowing.
What is creativity really?
From a scientific perspective, creativity is your ability to think of something original from connections made between pre-existing ideas in your brain. These connections are controlled by neurotransmitters like adenosine, which alerts your brain when you’re running out of energy and reacts.
Adenosine is kind of like your brain’s battery status monitor.
This got me wondering about tea, coffee and other soft drinks which one would actually help me be more creative and get work done. Hopefully, this will help you decide when it’s best to have that triple shot espresso or ice cold drink.
Your brain on coffee
Every coffee drinker is familiar with the feelings after drinking a fresh cup of java. I know after I’ve had a latte or espresso, I feel more focused. If I’m having a conversation with someone, words seem to flow without pauses, ums, or ahs.
If you decide to drink coffee while you’re working, stick to no more than 2 drinks per sitting . Coffee shouldn’t be thought of as magic bullets for creativity.
It’s really simple. What is one thing today you are really grateful for? What is another? If you can list 3 things a day, you’ll see you have much more going for you than you thought. Soon your list will get so long you’ll be beaming with energy.
- Coffee shouldn’t be thought of as magic bullets for creativity.
- They are ways to create chemical changes that occur naturally in your body.
- Quality sleep, a healthy diet, and allowing yourself to take breaks.
We are all human as well and humans are not perfect creatures. When you learn to accept yourself, true happiness quickly arises.