reflection on responses
This is one of my favorite habits and I truly believe it is the best exercise for conditioning the mind to think creatively. Here is how to do it; first, think of any word (preferably a six-letter word). Second, stop looking at the word and just picture it in your mind, then arrange all the letters in your head so they are in alphabetical order. So, for example, take a word like NUMBER. You would spell it as follows: B-E-M-N-R-U. What makes this mental gymnastics so terrifically boosting to your brain is that you are forced to use all the information,(all the letters and rearrange it in your mind). Try this for five minutes a day, three days a week. Increase the number of letters in the words you are alphabetizing as you get more proficient. You will notice after a while that your mind will be used to looking at things differently. Did you start coming up with ideas that you have never thought of before?