Technique May Increase Creativity

Being fully present when you are interacting with someone is considered to be crucial. The question remains how to best do that.

A simple technique to stay and be present is also useful in instilling calmness. The technique – are you ready for it? It is breathing.  Yes breathing. Take a breath to focus yourself on the person in front of you.  Keep breathing and you are likely to feel a calmness settle in over you as well. The technique is known as mindfulness.

Once you are calm you may be surprised to note that creativity is also present. A solution to that problem or puzzle at work that has been on the back burner may suddenly come to you. Or that creative idea for a new project or program suddenly comes into pace.

Breathing regularly and staying present may allow you to conduct your day-to-day business with less stress. The fight or flight syndrome will certainly lessen. That in and of itself is a game changer. Try consciously breathing during interactions with co-workers, colleagues, and competitors.  After all what is there to lose expect stress!

Business Change & Transition Specialist, Marie-Helene Sakowski at

Quiet Time Enhances Creativity & Productivity

The mantra of busyness is one that most of us are familiar with. A different approach is becoming popular. It is one where you schedule or plan for a period of quiet in your day. The quiet is needed for creativity – the stuff that we all have and are not accessing due to busyness.

Plan what you want or need to learn. With a period of quiet you can think about your learning goals and take steps toward its achievement. You may experience a breakthrough.

Practice skills that need to be developed. Stopping the automatic process of doing and getting the same results may take effort. Practicing something different until we begin to see different results pays off.

Contemplation in relation to achievements and failures. The advise to take a walk to clear your head is common place and sound advice. It is also helpful in the development of ideas.

 Solving problems as they occur. With quiet time built into your day the opportunity to solve the problem that has occurred is available.

 Try something differently and experiment with it to see if it works. It may not work. It is still a valuable opportunity to learn from and test the ideas that you have.

Business Change Transition Specialist, Marie-Helene Sakowski at