Complexity Digest 2008.19 - 01.01
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Can You Become a Creature of New Habits?, NY Times
So it seems antithetical to talk about habits in the same context as creativity and innovation. But brain researchers have discovered that when we consciously develop new habits, we create parallel synaptic paths, and even entirely new brain cells, that can jump our trains of thought onto new, innovative tracks.
Rather than dismissing ourselves as unchangeable creatures of habit, we can instead direct our own change by consciously developing new habits. In fact, the more new things we try - the more we step outside our comfort zone - the more inherently creative we become, both in the workplace and in our personal lives.
- Source: Can You Become a Creature of New Habits?
[ http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/04/business/04unbox.html?_r=1&ref=science&oref=slogin ], Janet Rae-Dupree, NYTimes, 08/05/04