Chaos, creativity and control: the magic three

Have you ever thought about getting into a threesome?

This april edition is devoted to a dynamic trio:
Chaos, creativity and control!

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The point:

The connection between chaos, creativity and control is a dynamic and flexible one:   Time and Timing!
Let’s have a closer look at this threesome:

Chaos can be a very creative place.
When things have lost their order – or the order is not visible yet – new possibilities and constellations can emerge.

It’s a playground for creativity –
when your mind has the clarity and the space to see the possibilities for connection.

So what does it all have to do with time and timing?

Imagine:

Your head is full of ideas, plans, visions – not in order and not realized yet. Potentially creative chaos!

But:

You might feel overwhelmed and don’t know where to start, what to do first…when the mind is full and there is pressure -to do things right or to follow a certain plan, to be in control and meet expectations…it can be a killer for creativity.

Then what?

Take time, slow down. Breathe.
Notice when you are in the trap of pressure or judgement. Maybe speak with someone to ventilate your feelings.

A quiet and yet sharp mind is a mind that can see without labelling into boxes: to be open to see what is actually happening.

So does that mean to give up control totally and simply float in creative chaos?

Certainly not!

Timing.

The art of timing is to know when you need to shape things and take control.

How to know when is that moment?

here are some ideas on
“personal field research”:

If you like to be in control:
Experiment with little things to shift your sense of control. It can be simply that you let a decision float a bit longer than usual. Or you let others decide and notice what that does and how it makes you feel.

If you are a creative spirit:
Notice for how long it feels fine to collect ideas, brainstorm with others and accumulate food for thought-and experiment with different ways and timings of giving shape to them or making a selection.

If you are a chaotic person:
Feel for yourself how the chaos impacts on you and the people around you.
Try to notice the point when it’s a place of creative chaos and when it becomes overwhelming and suffocating. Play with consciously taking control before the point you usually would…

Needless to say that all these experiments will have impact on the people in your life!

If you want and your partner or friends are open for it :
share it and experiment together.

Let’s see what happens!