Challenge your mind to answer a question or find a solution with words that
begin with every letter of the alphabet - in order, of course!
This kind of activity really makes a game of problem solving. And because it gets us out of our habitual thinking mode, it can be powerful in generating new perspectives. The bottom line for creativity is to seed it. It's hard to be creative without a starting point. Alpha poems quickly give you 26 starting points each letter of the alphabet. Because it's so clearly a game, it helps us to lighten up, let go and be more spontaneous.
Put the letters A to Z vertically down a page. Pick a topic to write about or a question to answer. Now start writing a sentence or multiple sentences. The first word will begin with 'A' and the next with 'B' and the next with C' and so on. If necessary, you can cheat a little by writing in a few extra words on the same line, as long as the first one starts with the right letter. Here's an example about journaling:
Asking Big questions Creates Dynamic Excitement For Greater and Higher Intuition. Joining Key thoughts Lets the Mind Note Outstanding Possibilities and Questions. Reviewing Spiritual Truths Unleashes Very Wild Xpectations and Youthful Zest.
"Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun." - Mary Lou Cook
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