As I head to Cleveland this week for the annual Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) conference, thoughts about learning, creativity and success are on my mind. The conference is one of the learning highlights of my year. Colleagues from around the world gather to discover the latest education and research about chronic disorganization. This is a creative group that strives to find unique organizing strategies to better help our clients who struggle with chronic disorganization.
I’m looking forward to success on multiple levels- having a successful conference for our ICD community, bringing back ideas to help my clients enjoy greater success, and personally appreciating a successful experience.
Continuing along the line of success, here are a few tips I recently discovered that could enhance your creativity and learning. They are simple, yet effective.
Success Tip 1: Boost Your Creativity
According to a study conducted by Stanford University, talking a walk can boost your creativity by 60%. While walking outside has additional benefits, especially for improving our sense of well being, walking indoors can be just as effective when it comes to boosting your creativity. The next time you’re stuck with solving a problem, get up and walk.
Success Tip 2: Boost Your Learning
There have been several studies about the power of doodling to enhance focus and learning. A University of Plymouth study found that doodlers retain and recall 29% more than nondoodlers, specifically if the content is being delivered in a boring way. Another study found that students who doodle during class learned more than students who don’t. Psychologists have referred to doodling as an “anchoring task,” that helps to improve focus.
Have you experimented with either of these strategies? What are your success tips for enhancing creativity and learning? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Come join the conversation.