Using Your 5 Senses To Jump-Start the Creative Process

Fast Company:

Sight might have the greatest impact on your state of mind while you’re working. What your eyes take in around you will affect your creativity and focus. That means it can help to vary your lighting source depending on the type of work you’re doing. If you need to be alert and focused, direct daylight is always your best option. A 2012 study published in Behavioral Neuroscience found that people who were exposed to daylight versus those exposed to artificial light for six hours two days in a row felt more alert, and performed more accurately on tasks.

There’s a link between light and cognitive performance. Your lighting conditions during the day will affect how sleepy you are, your hormonal secretion, and how sharp your mind is in the early evening hours. If you can’t sit by a window during the day, using lighting that mimics daylight rather than fluorescent lighting can help keep you alert.

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