habit zero #131

Lidor WyssockyHabit Zero

the challenge   It’s the holiday season, so we used this chance to visit the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. I took the Art 101 Prism for the ride to make the visit even more creative. If you don’t have time to go to a museum today, you can play Art 101 by exploring street art, an art book, or using a web service such as Google Art and Culture. And the Seed we are playing with today is Rainbow. Ready? Let’s explore art! my insight   Looking for a rainbow in an art museum should be reasonably easy, so even before I went in, I decided to avoid capturing an Insight which based on the artwork. I love museums not only for the artworks they host. The architecture, the lighting, and the design of the galleries, all encapsulate numerous chances for exploration and discovery. Today was a vacation day, and the museum had many activities designed specifically for children. One of them was dedicating an entire gallery for kids to paint on its walls. This is where I captured today’s Insight. It looks pretty trivial at first, and maybe it is. But what I love in this Insight, is the … Read More

habit zero #130

Lidor WyssockyHabit Zero

the challenge   Today, we are going on a creative exploration with the Broken Seed. Look for things which are broken either on the surface or only when you examine them carefully. Later when reflecting on the Insight you captured, try to think about how it can be used as a metaphor for something else, from a different domain. my insight   I was so lucky to find this mirror, perfectly broken, and reflecting the sky and the tree under which it was lying. At first, I didn’t notice it was broken. The pieces blended perfectly with the branches of the tree. When I did see the anomalies in the reflection, it made the reflection look surreal — like reality itself is broken to pieces. reflection   A powerful way to use random Insights you capture is as triggers for reflection. One way to do that is by trying to think of them as metaphors. Take for example the Insight I captured today. Can you use this broken reflection of reality as a metaphor for some aspect in your life or in a project you are involved in? Can it be used to shed new light on a problem you … Read More

habit zero #127

Lidor WyssockyHabit Zero

the challenge   Yesterday we played with the Natural Order Seed. My Insight was derived from one possible interpretation of the Seed: I found order in a chaotic and random environment. But you couldn’t see this in the Insight itself since the context was not part of it. So today we will play again with the same Seed, but let’s take it literally: let’s find Insights in which both the chaos and the order play together.

habit zero #126

Lidor WyssockyHabit Zero

the challenge   Our assignment today is to capture order within chaos. Look for things neatly arranged in a chaotic environment, or disorder that looks organized when seen from a different perspective or from a distance.

habit zero #125

Lidor WyssockyHabit Zero

the challenge   It’s open creative exploration day, so look out for anything unusual — anything that catches your attention would make excellent raw material for imagining and reflecting.

habit zero #124

Lidor WyssockyHabit Zero

the challenge   We are on a creative exploration today, and our target is Carbon. Capture as many Insights inspired by the Seed throughout the day and come back to this post later today for some reflection. Let’s play!

habit zero #123

Lidor WyssockyHabit Zero

the challenge   Today we are looking for things inspired by the X2 Seed. Open your eyes, be curious and explore your surroundings. Be creative!

habit zero #119

Lidor WyssockyHabit Zero

the challenge   After a couple of days in which we had different types of experiences and insights, today we go back to the core of creativity: a creative exploration assignment. Use any dead-time you have throughout the day to look around you mindfully for Insights inspired by the Tower of Babel Seed. Think of different interpretations or aspects of the phrase, and capture the Insight in your Insight Journal.

habit zero #116

Lidor WyssockyHabit Zero

reflection   I want to use this weekend to pause our daily creative challenge “routine” for some reflection. We will do that from time to time, and as we will soon see, this by itself is an essential part of Habit Zero — of the creative habit. In his latest article, Larry Robertson reminds us of the power of pausing, or more accurately, how essential pausing is in the creative process. No matter what you are engaged in, your mind will benefit from taking a pause and using it for something completely different — something that will create a new experience and will lure your mind to see things differently. This is the ultimate source for creative ideas.

habit zero #115

Lidor WyssockyHabit Zero

reflection   What I love most about creativity in general and creative exploration with seempli in particular, is that it feeds itself. If you just let it, Creativity creates (or becomes) an infinite positive feedback loop which is not easy to break. It’s like your brain is always one step ahead of your consciousness, paving the way to the next discovery and creation.