An interesting thing happened at on a recent trip. As I was working on my laptop, I kept trying to delete letters, but I was hitting the backspace key instead. Because a week before I left, I started using a new wireless keyboard at home. So a couple keys are in a different spot, messing me up. The same thing happened when I switched from my VIAO to my MacBook. That’s a good thing...
Of course every time I drive one of my cars I go through a similar thing. The Challenger is an automatic transmission with tiptrontic. The Viper is naturally a standard. And the Aston Martin has the racing paddles on the column like the Bentley. So sometimes I’m reaching for a shifter that isn’t there, or trying to step on a clutch pedal that’s non-existent.
So why was all this confusion good?
Because when you change up things like that, it stimulates your brain. You can’t just repeat the same thought you have had a million times before. Studies have shown that things like this help stimulate the communication between the two hemispheres of your brain, fostering whole brain synchronicity. It actually helps you develop your creativity and new neural pathways in your brain.
So why not do some of that today?
Take a different route to work. Put on your deodorant and dial your phone with your other hand. Rename one of your most used computer file folders. Move your watch to your right wrist. Please share any other ideas you have on this below. And make it a great day!