Introducing the Creative Spaghetti Podcast. Episode 1: Take a Tiny Break From Your Phone

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To listen to my first (brief) podcast on the topic of creativity, click here.

I'm old enough to remember life before smart phones. Remember how boring that was? But it turns out that boredom is key to your creativity. When we get bored, our brain does a lot of important processing under the hood. Like when you are in the shower, or walking the dog and you get that great idea out of seemingly nowhere. Don't take my word for it, somebody I and respect actually wrote a book about it. In short, your phone is robbing you of that precious boredom! Take a break! Easier said than done. I explain trick I use to get some away time from my phone in the debut episode of the Creative Spaghetti podcast above.

I am intrigued by creativity. What is it? How does it work? What creative processes are the best fit for me? And of course I'm interested in the same questions as they apply to you and everyone else. By creativity, I'm mostly talking about personal expression, not "Out of the box thinking to sell our new widget," although that's a neat topic too.

One creative method I like involves "throwing spaghetti against the wall" to see what sticks. Thus the name of this podcast and blog. So I hope when you interact with the pictures, text, and video there's some good creative sustenance for you, with or without marinara sauce. So again, welcome, or welcome back. It's a pleasure to have you here.