A few months ago I wrote a post about exploring creativity and challenged you to think about a fork and its potential uses. Today I want to revisit that exercise and expand on it.
I’ve re-created this exercise in a download and print format. Simply click on the image below to open up the exercise and print it.
I offer up this exercise as a means for applying that ‘alternative purpose’ thinking to other areas of your life. What if you apply this thinking to everyday tasks and look at what they have to offer besides the obvious?
What if driving became more than just a commute from Point A to B, but rather, a time spend quality time with your passengers, learn something new via a book on tape, or a place to unwind and decompress?
What if housework were more than just a means to an end, but time to meditate, to brainstorm, to plan a project, etc.?
What about your job or your relationships? Could a creative shift in the way you view them bring you a deeper level of satisfaction?
Where else could you apply this thinking? Who else in your life could benefit from this exercise? I encourage you to share this with others- friends, family members, students, co-workers, employees, etc. Stretch those creative muscles!