Eddie Cuellar Creative Consultant / Agent of Fortune

Art in Real Time is a creative partner to help spark innovation and “Light Bulb” moments in your field of work or study. Custom counsel sessions are individually suited for each client or firm.

Immediately, I recommend that you get out of your office or workplace and get into nature. If you are in a dense urban area, find the nearest park with green space, or grass. Find a fountain and sit next to it, or walk around the water in clockwise fashion, then switch to counterclockwise after a number of rounds. Turn your cell phone and other digital devices OFF.

We are inundated with the digital world and our biological facilities have not evolved at the same rate as the technological advances presented to us daily. What is the next big thing? Where is the innovation in your field? You may be suprised by the ideas that surface when you clear your mind and unplug.

Plan a day trip to the nearest forest for a walk under it’s canopy. A calming walk amongst the trees is called “Forest Bathing.” It’s news to some that being in nature can have a positive effect on the health and wellness of an individual. http://www.shinrin-yoku.org for information on the benefits of a visit to the forest. For others, this is a pleasant reminder that you are of the Earth, and to the Earth one day you will return.

Surround yourself with Art

Art in Real Time strongly recommends that you add art to your home, and your workplace or office environment.

The same part of the human brain that is stimulated by a fine work of Art is the same area that is activated by gazing at a loved one. Increase the beauty of your surroundings to decrease stress, and increase general productivity and creativity.

WAKE UP EARLY and witness the “Dawn Chorus”

Don’t hit your snooze button. Get out of bed and start your day before the sun rises. Create a new morning routine if you are stagnant in the affairs of your life. The Dawn Chorus awaits you. These are the morning birdsongs that overlap and sail through the air on high. Some say that while the Earth spins and brings dawn’s light Westward, it harkens these same melodies that have been sung for millennia. It is always dawn somewhere, and it is there where this song continues.

When you awaken, be conscious of what you first consume, as you are essentially breaking fast from the cessation of drink and food over night. Water is a fantastic start to any day. Throughout your day, please remember to stay hydrated so that you can be the best version of “yourself.”

If you can begin a morning routine that prepares you for the day, with time on your side, you will be presented with choices that you may not necessarily have when you are running late or behind. Remember that time is a human construct and that there are ways to metaphorically “bend time” for a more tranquil pursuit of happiness.