- Spend a few minutes writing a silly limerick.* (Quick reminder: Limericks are five lines. Lines 1, 2 and 5 have seven to ten syllables and rhyme with one another. Lines 3 and 4 have five to seven syllables and also rhyme with each other.)
- Take a five minute walk (outside, or even around your office) and pretend you’re an alien from a different planet. Really see everything as if you’re seeing it for the first time. This engages your creativity as you connect with familiar objects in new and different ways.
- Notice noses today. Look at every nose you encounter. Notice how they’re all different. Then write an ode to noses. Or draw a bouquet of noses.
- Pretend your life is a novel. Decide on a good title for the chapter you’re living now.
- Make a 2-minute doodle and share it here.
*Here’s my limerick:
My muse kept me up all last night,
Insisting I get up and write;
Now there’s work to be done
And I’m on the run,
And that muse is no longer in sight!
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