Imagination exercise: Item recovery

creativity methods
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You can do the exercise both alone and in a group. The duration is about 15 minutes. Exercise can be similar to meditation, because it is not complicated, has a calming effect.

It goes like this:

  1. Place an object in front of you. It doesn't matter what. Toy, tool, device...
  2. Sit comfortably, relax and look at the chosen object for at least 1 minute. If you are alone, it is better to spend a little more, 5 minutes, but in a group, that can be a bit too long.
  3. Close your eyes.
  4. Try to recreate in your imagination what you saw... What shape was the thing? What color? Did it have bumps, pits? What size? If you put an object next to a book, which would be bigger?
  5. If the image is not clear or really difficult to remember - no problem, you will develop your memory and imagination by repeating this exercise. So you can open your eyes and look at the object again, for a few seconds.

Repeat this game in the future. When you learn how to reproduce simple things, take on more complex ones - sculptures, paintings, flower bouquets...

The exercise was originally told by Gediminas Beresnevičius, a lecturer at the Faculty of Communication at VU.

PS This is my opinion, but I think the exercise could be done even in bed - that is, when it's hard to fall asleep 🙂 At least this exercise really relaxes me 🙂

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