posted on May, 10 2013 @ 12:40 PM
It happened by chance this morning. I hadn't written so well in a long time.
A bit of info first. Up until early 2011, I was in college earning my associate's degree. During that time, I was creative and, most of all, loved to
write. I had my own special world that I visited over and over again.
After I graduated and was able to sleep as much as I wanted, my creativity dropped like a rock. It was like pulling teeth trying to finish last year's
NanoWrimo project, which ended up being subpar compared to the previous years'.
I'm a night owl and always have been. Getting up early for classes always left me vaguely tired.
Now, this morning my mom had to leave for a trip. I wake up twice every morning for some reason, one WAY too early and the other embarrassingly late.
I knew that if I chose the second one, I'd miss my mom's departure, so I got up the first time to stay up for the two hours until she left.
While she got ready, I decided to pass the time by trying to write again. And lo and behold, the words flew out... with no objection from the critical
thinking part of my brain that always gets in the way when my mind is fully rested and filled with a pointless racket of thoughts.
I'd only gotten 5 hours of sleep, so this situation was a bit extreme. But I made the connection soon enough. Sleep deprivation makes me more
creative. It's a known phenomenon, in fact-- I looked it up to make sure.
I'm so happy I have a working theory as to my lost creativity. Now for an ongoing experiment: an alarm clock set for roughly 7 hours after I go to
bed. If this goes as planned, this November I'll have a great time indeed!
edit on 10-5-2013 by EllaMarina because: (no reason given)