Three 30 Day Journaling IdeasWritten by Doreene Clement
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remember small and big things that happened to you each day. Think about what you are most grateful for, and write that down. Today I am grateful for________________________________________ This can also be a great family project. Set one book where whole family can see it every day. And everyone can jump right in, journaling what they are grateful for that day.
3. Start a dream journal. Set book by your nightstand for next 30 days and write down your dreams. You can write whole dream or journal what stands out for you. You can even write down just symbols, say it was rain, clouds, flying, or school.
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Concept Combination For Creative Problem SolvingWritten by Steve Gillman
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In process of innovation, you need to be careful not to stifle creativity. This means allowing ideas to come without judging them at first. It also means using techniques only as tools, not as a rules. If your mind goes off on a creative tangent - let it.
Randomly combining things is a great mental exercise when you're driving or daydreaming. A boat and a bicycle becomes a waterski-bike that glides across lake using pedal-power. Combining stock-trading and McDonalds has you imagining selling of stocks and bonds at drive through windows.
For more specific problems, you just look for things to combine with what you already have. If your taxi business is struggling, combining "taxi" and "pets" might lead to a successful arrangement with a kennel, to pick up and deliver their client's cats and dogs. "Famous people," might give you idea to run some sort of tour of town, like they do in Hollywood.
For maximum creativity in your innovation, look far and wide for concepts to combine. "Meditation" and "amusement parks" seem too unrelated to yield interesting combinations, but I'll bet people at a carnival would pay to be put into a meditative trance using latest brainwave entrainment technologies.
Steve Gillman has been studying brainpower enhancement, creative problem solving, and related topics for years. Learn more, and subscribe to his free Mind Power Course, at: http://www.IncreaseBrainPower.com/mind-power.html