Last week's Create A Spark Saturday challenge meant to boost creativity, was to read absurdist literature in order to force the brain to find meaning and therefore find increased creativity.
I read Alice's in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.
I have never actually read the book before, but like most people, I know the story. Of course, the story itself was pretty absurd, but what I found weirder is how strange Alice herself was. In movie versions Alice is the "straight" character that we can relate to in a strange world.
Strangely enough I think my brain works in pretty absurd ways without the outside stimulus.
This week's challenge: Do puzzles.
According to an article on the blog Pick the Brain, "puzzles stimulate your brain to look at a problem from different angles. The easier you are able to open up your mind to new ideas and new approaches, the more likely it will be that you become more creative".
So this week try to fit in more puzzles. I'm thinking crosswords usually help me to think of things from different angles.
Did you read any absurdist literature this week? Did it make you feel more creative? Will you try puzzling out your creativity?