Training Your Creative Self: Five Tips for Ultra-Creativity

Written by Angela Booth

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==> Tip Two: You can't get there from here

Barbara never set limits on her creativity. She had her routine, and she knew that accessing her creativity was as simple as turning on a tap.

You don't know what you'll produce in a creative state until you produce it. So you get intorepparttar creative state by using your triggers, and you start to work --- write, paint, design --- and your creativity surprises you.

But you need to know that your creative inspirations aren't accessible to you in another state. You need to get intorepparttar 129355 creative state first.

The feelings of: "I'm not creative", "I don't feel in a creative mood", "I'm too tired/ sick/ stressed to work" belong to your normal state of consciousness. Ignore these thoughts, andrepparttar 129356 feelings of discomfort which accompany them. Then get into your creative state via your triggers, and what you produce will amaze you.

==> Tip Three: Command your subconscious mind (intend)

Whenever she finished a novel, Barbara said that that night she would tell her subconscious mind: "Tomorrow we begin a new book. Get it ready."

The next day, she'd sit onrepparttar 129357 sofa, cover herself with her rug, and begin to dictate her new book. Yep, as easily as that.

Your subconscious responds to words spoken aloud. So if you want to write an article, tell yourself out loud (in private might be best) "At eight tonight I am writing a new article. Getrepparttar 129358 idea ready.")

==> Tip Four: Negative thoughts are just thoughts --- replace them with positive feelings

Barbara Cartland understoodrepparttar 129359 value of positive feelings.

Developingrepparttar 129360 ability to feel positive about yourself starts with recognizing when your thinking is negative.

Thoughts are like waves onrepparttar 129361 ocean. The ocean produces waves, your mind produces thoughts. Thoughts lead to emotions. You can't stop your thoughts, but you can refuse to buy into them.

Noticing your thoughts, especially recognizing negative thoughts, is a major achievement. It takes a while to realize when you're thinking negatively, because for most of us, negative thinking comes more easily than feeling positive.

When negative thoughts discourage you, replace them with a positive feeling. Think of something you love: going torepparttar 129362 movies, pizza, puppies. Think how you feel when you see a puppy.

Encourage that feeling in yourself. When a negative though intrudes, immediately switch to thoughts of a movie, pizza or a puppy, whatever makes you feel good.

==> Tip Five: Do what you love. It matters

Barbara loved to write romance. That made it easy for her to be creative.

When you enjoy what you're doing, it will come through in your work. Loving what you do helps you to be creative, and ensures that you don't burn out.

Therefore, choose creative work that you enjoy.

Good luck with these techniques. The more of them you can apply each day,repparttar 129363 more you'll train yourself to be creative on command.

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Is your e-mail private? No!

Written by Tim North

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3. The deletion problem ----------------------- A further privacy issue surrounding e-mail involves what happens when you delete an e-mail message. You might expect that deleting an e-mail message removes it irretrievably. This is often notrepparttar case. though.

In fact, it's a tough job to delete every copy of a piece of e-mail. There are many ways that a "deleted" e-mail message might still be accessible:

1. Daily or weekly backups ofrepparttar 129353 mail server may still contain messages that were subsequently deleted.

2. When you delete an e-mail message, many e-mail programs simply move it to a trash folder, rather than actually deleting it. It's not until you select their "Emptyrepparttar 129354 Trash" command (or similar) thatrepparttar 129355 message is actually deleted.

3. Even after you empty your trash folder, many network-based e-mail programs still archive deleted messages for a period of time before deleting them. During this archival period (30-90 days is typical)repparttar 129356 message could be available to unscrupulous or unauthorised individuals.

4. Even after a file is deleted from a computer's hard disk, repparttar 129357 information is often still available until that portion ofrepparttar 129358 disk's surface is overwritten with new information. During this periodrepparttar 129359 deleted files could be available to unscrupulous individuals with physical access torepparttar 129360 computer.

5. Even if you take steps to avoid allrepparttar 129361 potential problems above, remember thatrepparttar 129362 e-mail message is probably still available onrepparttar 129363 PC ofrepparttar 129364 person you sent it to (or who sent it to you).

4. Conclusions -------------- The moral of this story is clear: e-mail is not a private medium. Don't send messages by e-mail unless you're comfortable assuming that they may be read by people other thanrepparttar 129365 intended recipients.

So next time you go to press that "Send" button, ask yourself "Am I okay with this being seen publicly?" If not, pick uprepparttar 129366 phone!

You'll find over 200 tips like this in Tim North's new e-book BETTER WRITING SKILLS. It's just $19.95 and comes with a 90-day, money-back guarantee. Download a free chapter now.

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