How Technology/Video Games and Good Food can Help you Brainstorm Ideas
Creativity is a funny thing. It can be the key to tackling some of the world’s most difficult problems, but it can also feel like something that just happens to other people. We all want to be able to come up with creative solutions and make new ideas happen, but too often we get stuck in our ways: stuck in our own heads or stuck trying things that don’t work. It might sound clichéd, but creativity is all about being open-minded and trying new things—and technology has introduced us to so many ways to be creative! From video games to good food and drinks, there are plenty of ways you can supercharge your brain power with new ideas.
Technology can reduce distractions, and improve your creativity and performance.
In the world we live in today, technology is everywhere. Using apps, tech-based devices and video games have become essential parts of our daily lives. Some people think that using these technologies can cause a lot of distractions in their brains but they are wrong!
What will you get when you combine technology with creativity? Ideas!
Technology reduces distractions: As we said before, there is a big difference between distraction and focus. It’s easy to lose track of time when using tech devices because they allow us to multitask very easily but if we organize our tasks properly then this can be very useful for brainstorming ideas. For example, if your task is writing an essay but at the same time something else comes up like replying to emails then how will you do both things at once? You won’t be able to do it so instead use technology for your essay and reply to emails later on because this will help reduce distractions from other tasks/activities allowing your brain more time for creative thinking processes which ultimately lead toward creating more innovative ideas.
Video games have been shown to have a positive effect on the brain
Video games have been shown to have a positive effect on the brain. Playing video games can help you improve your brain function, learn new skills, and improve memory, attention span, and decision-making.
In one study researchers found that playing interactive video games for just 10 hours improved the cognitive abilities of seniors by 24% in some cases. These improvements were still evident 2 years later. This is a big deal because as we age it becomes more difficult to remember things like names and places, making us feel less socially engaged. This study suggests that playing video games can actually reverse these effects!
Your go-to drink might not be your best choice for a creative boost.
The drinks you choose can have an effect on your creativity.
A high sugar content can have a negative effect on your creativity, but caffeine has been shown to increase the amount of dopamine in your brain, which is associated with feeling excited and motivated. Alcohol also increases the release of dopamine, but it’s essentially dehydrating and makes you tired—not exactly the ideal state for brainstorming! A good rule of thumb: if there are any words on the label that describe sugars or alcohols (like “chocolate” or “vodka”), maybe pass on it. You may be better off reaching for a cup of coffee instead.
The old-fashioned method of brainstorming might not be the most effective way to get creative.
Brainstorming is a great way to come up with new ideas, but it doesn’t always work as well as you might hope. It can be hard to focus on the task at hand, especially if you’re in a group of people who have different ideas and approaches. You may also find yourself getting stuck in one idea or solution because everyone else has already jumped on board.
If you want better results from your brainstorming sessions, try having everyone take time between sessions to think about what they’ve already brainstormed or create their own lists of things they’d like to see happen (or not happen). This gives everyone the chance to think about their individual ideas without being distracted by other people’s contributions.
In closing, we would like to suggest that everyone give their brain a break from time to time. Whether this means going for a walk or taking a nap, it’s important to remember that there are many ways to brainstorm ideas. Technology can be helpful in increasing your productivity but it also has limitations when it comes to creativity. Video games may not be the best way either because they tend not only help us think outside the box but also encourage us stay inside of them (literally). So go ahead and take some time off from your phone or computer today!