Do Some Right Brain Calisthenics with the Whole Family!

The left side of the brain provides logical thoughts and the right side of the brain specializes in creative inspirations. As anyone can workout at the gym to build muscle, anyone can exercise the right side of the brain to build right brain “muscle”. Try these two right brain calisthenics with the whole family to try to stimulate easy invention ideas as described in https://www.iedunote.com/just-starting-out-as-an-inventor-inventhelp-is-everything-you-need article.

First, pick an ordinary object and give the family 30 seconds to try to think of 10 unusual uses for the object. In other words, they cannot say anything that would qualify as a normal use for the object. For example, pick a “toothbrush” as the object.

A toothbrush can be alternatively used as a way to massage a finger, soothe a mosquito bite, to brush a doll’s scrub a guinea pig, clean the inside of a cup, etc. It does not matter if the uses are nonsensical or not. It is just an exercise in creativity. Repeat with a few objects (such as a blade of grass, a chair, an ice scraper, etc) each night for a few days. The family will love the game.

Remember to give everyone a lot of positive feedback for their responses. If in the meantime, your kids happens to think of a great new use for an existing product, write it down in a bound inventor’s notebook with the date. New uses for existing products counts as easy invention ideas. Next, have everyone make a small change to their routine each day in order to learn to experience the world in new ways.

For example, if your kid usually brushes his or her teeth with the right hand, then switch to the left hand for one night. Or if you usually put on both socks before putting on your shoes, change it so that you put on one sock and then one shoe and then the other sock and the other shoe. You get the idea.

You will be shocked at the new perspective everyone will gain. Have everyone talk about their insights. The right brain will be increasing its synapses and creative juices will start flowing. Any easy invention ideas yet? If yes, write them down in a notebook with the date. If not, don’t worry. The thoughts will come.

Easy invention ideas may happen in a few minutes, a few hours, a few days or longer. However, once one gets the brain thinking in the proper mode, thoughts will pop in when one least expects them as you can see from https://kulturehub.com/inventhelp-step-by-step-guide-inventor/. Sometimes the new invention ideas will occur as we sleep and we will wake up with a solution.

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