Creativity and Solitude

Modern technology has allowed an individual to be digitally connected to others. With constant stimulation, we don’t have to be alone with our thoughts. All we need to do is switch on this all-encompassing device and turn off our inner voice. We are continuously bombarded with updates on societal norms and breaking news. Our inner voice is drowned and is replaced by societies opinion. When our inner voice is drowned, we lose our unique selves and consequentially, our creativity. So how do we regain our creativity in a world of noise?  

Turn off and tune in.

To embark on our creative endeavour, we must have some escape from society. This doesn’t mean that you have to run away to the mountains. All you need to do is to turn off your digital device and articulate your thoughts into a creative medium. I do this through writing in my journal, updating my blog and most recently solo backpacking around Malaysia. I’ve found that my productivity and creativity flows from the time I wake up until my eyes shut for bed. This uninterrupted time allows me to reach an optimal state of consciousness. A state of flow. 

Photo by Samuel Silitonga from Pexels

“The mind is sharper and keener in seclusion and uninterrupted solitude. Originality thrives in seclusion free of outside influences beating upon us to cripple the creative mind. Be alone-that is the secret of invention: be alone, that is when ideas are born.” – Nikola Tesla

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