habit zero #017

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the challenge     Our creative assignment for today is to look around us for Insights inspired by the Gradient](https://seempli.com/seed/gradient)) Seed. Like all other Seeds, the title can have many interpretations and associations. This time I decided to go for the most immediate one (at least for a photographer): looking for gradient colors. Don’t limit yourself to this specific interpretation, of course. As always, anything goes.

habit zero #016

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the challenge   Today I am playing without a Seed. Anything goes — as long as it catches my attention and makes me wonder, smile, feel, or any combination of the three. I took a walk in the port of Jaffa, and it didn’t take long before I felt all the above.

habit zero #015

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the challenge   The creative task I did yesterday started with three Seeds, which inspired three Insights, which in turn helped me write a short story. Compared to that, my challenge for today is super-simple: a creative exploration based on a single Seed: the Pastel Seed. But this does not mean that this challenge will not be meaningful or effective. So my personal take-off on this simple task is to find Insights with more than meets the eye.

habit zero #014

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the challenge   The challenge generated for me today differs from the ones we did in the past two weeks. It is a combination of creative exploration and creative writing. The point is not to write a good story — I can’t imagine that I could — but rather to experience working with a different medium. For the Short Story Prism we need three Seeds. The first step in this game is to capture one visual Insight inspired by each Seed. The second step is to write a short story based on the three visuals.

habit zero #013

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the challenge   Today is a constraint-free exploration day, and the Seed I got is the Iron Man Seed. The difficulty in such a Seed is that it is super-easy to get captured in one concrete interpretation — especially if you know the comics character. Let’s see what we can make of it.

habit zero #012

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the challenge   Do you ever get the feeling you are surrounded by arbitrary constraints limiting your moves, confining you to a solution space which does not look too promising? Well, if you are into “the theory of creativity” you already know that although it sounds counter-intuitive, constraints boost creativity. When you are surrounded with boundaries, your brain finds its way to a creative solution — even if the constraints are artificial.

habit zero #011

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the challenge   Back to a Seed-guided creative exploration today. We are using the Exploration Prism together with the Monopoly Seed. Where it will take us? We’ll just have to wait and see.

habit zero #010

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the challenge   If you are following habitzero and taking an active part in this journey, there’s a good chance that by now you have realized that there are amazing things everywhere and that anything can be an inspiration. We are using a daily creative challenge as a trigger or a driver to look around us mindfully, imagine, and create. But once this becomes a habit, we can just as easily discover amazing things even without this trigger. My journal entry today is dedicated to a wonderful insight I found in one of my walks. As it happens, I found it in the morning of my birthday and it was the best gift ever.

habit zero #009

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the challenge   It’s exploration day and the Seed I randomly picked is the Tornado Seed. It is one of those Seeds that creates a vivid picture in your mind — you know how a tornado looks like, but where are you going to find one today? That the title of the Seed is very concrete and non-abstract might seem helpful, but in fact it makes the exploration assignment more challenging. If I really want to surprise myself, I might just need to break free from the image I have in my mind.

habit zero #008

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Drawing by Etamar Wyssocky  the challenge   Today I decided to do something different. Instead of picking a Prism and a Seed, I played with a seempli eXperience card.