What do you write about when you can find nothing to worth writing about?
Life can become commonplace, mundane, and even boring. Maybe there is something in the unremarkable aspects of life worth writing about. Maybe I should pay more attention to the world around me, so I can find the extraordinary in the ordinary.
The most creative people have this childlike facility to play. – John Cleese
Many highly talented, brilliant, creative people think they are not — because the thing they were good at at school wasn’t valued, or was actually stigmatized. – Ken Robinson
The truly creative people tend to be outliers. – Nolan Bushnell
Everyone knows playing is important for children, but it is also important for adults. There are a lot of benefits to playing.
Here are a few examples:
It’s a great way to reduce stress.
It exercises the brain, improves creativity, and problem solving skills.
It strengthens relationships.
There are a variety of ways adults can participate in playing: video games, board games, puzzles, sport teams, and host of other activities that could be listed.
Remember to spend time playing today. It’s good for you.
I was intrigued by this book, because I am dyslexic. I still struggle with telling certain letters apart, if they are not in the context of a word. I also have difficulty figuring out which side is my right and which is my left. Over the years, I developed little tricks that allow me to overcome these problems.
The book gives a brief overview of dyslexia and how the brain of dyslexics processes things differently. Those differences can create problems in certain areas; however, they also allow people with dyslexia to thrive in other areas.
The advantages or abilities discussed in this book are not in spite of dyslexia. These advantages are a direct result of dyslexia.
- People with dyslexia tend to be excellent story tellers and are extremely creative.
- People with dyslexia have a greater ability to process 3-D images in their brain and determine how those images will function in the real world.
- People with dyslexia often see patterns, relationships, and associations that are missed by those without dyslexia.
- People with dyslexia have greater long-term memory abilities, especially when dealing with events or things in a story format.
- People with dyslexia often have a greater ability to predict future outcomes, based on cause and effect processing.
The authors of the book also questioned labeling dyslexics as having a learning disability. In reality, those with dyslexia tend to be highly intelligent. They just process information differently.
The authors also believe our education system is doing a great disservice to dyslexics by trying to force them to learn in the same manner as those without dyslexia.
I sat down to write, but first I decided to read the news. I might find something I want to write about, so it seemed like a good idea.
Next, I looked over my Facebook feed. Then I checked my e-mail. An hour has passed and my paper is still blank.
If I am going to get any writing done, I must put down my phone and pick up my pen.
I bought this t-shirt from Amazon, because I enjoy blogging and I agree with the message. Blogging is a great way to develop new skills and it can even make you smarter.
- Blogging increases creativity, since you are always on the look out for new material, stories, artwork, or photography to share with your followers.
- Blogging improves your writing skills and each post must be edited for grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
- Blogging requires a certain amount of computer skills.
- Blogging also results in the need to conduct research and increases knowledge on various topics.
There are a lot of benefits to blogging. If you have others to add to my list, let me know in the comment section.