Disclaimer: While this post does talk about the consumption of alcohol and caffeine it is in no way tell you to go out and use it.
How do you get prepared to create? And when I say create I mean anything that requires you to be creative. Whether it be blog content, designing a logo, or drawing.
Do you have to be in a certain mood or do you create on the fly? For me personally I have to be in a certain mood and if I don’t create while I’m in that mood I feel that I may lose the idea that I have. Now I may get it back at a later time but the out come will be totally different.
I noticed that I do some of my best work in the morning. I’m not a morning person in the slightest. But after I came across this article I realized what was helping me churn out what I think is my best work.
The article I read explains how our creative minds are affected by the consumption of caffeine, alcohol and other substances. The gist of it is coffee tells our brain not to fall asleep while at the same time keeping us focused on the task at hand. Most mornings when I’ve got work to get done and an idea to develop I sit down at my desk with a large cup of coffee. Which is when I feel I get my best work done.
The piece goes on to explain the affects of alcohol. Alcohol reduces our inhibitions therefore allowing us to express ourselves freely without getting hung up on things like grammar and feelings.
So in short alcohol helps us come up with creative ideas while caffeine helps smooth out the rough edges and makes it presentable. When you’ve got the time go on over and read it for yourself. It gives more details, has videos and an awesome infographic.
How do get in the mood to create?