As innovators we are always at the crossroad of decision making. Sometimes those decision-making feels as painful as how William Shapekspear said through his character Hamlet. “To be or not to be.”
Getting a good deep sleep and rest makes an enormous difference. I know how tired I feel throughout the day when I don’t get enough sleep and rest. Not only am I not productive but I feel more tired, I have a harder time focusing, and I feel like everything takes a bit longer. And with the pandemic increasing our workloads and uncertainty of the future, I also felt my anxiety and stress at times keeping me up late at night, sometimes up until 3:00 am.
It’s the holidays, and whether you like it or not, it’s time for holiday music. I’m personally one of those annoying people who listen to holiday music constantly from November to the end of December! Even as an intense holiday music lover, I get tired of some of the same, old tunes on repeat. And let’s be honest, a lot of the classics pretty much follow the same genre / types of sounds.
Ti’s the season and I’m so thrilled to introduce you to our special Holiday album by InnovatorsBox Studios! This one is one of the few albums that has a mix of both originals and covers music where you’ll find some of your favorite holiday songs but with a creative twist. And I hope reading this behind the scene blog will share why we wanted to do so!
Who else misses sitting hours and hours in cafes like me? Ok, even if you aren’t a cafe person, you probably also enjoy some chill time with your book, computer, or any activity with some music that helps you find ease, focus, and joy.
I remember how it felt like to walk into a room full of other innovators for the first time. I felt like I was on Cloud 9. It was an exhilarating feeling to be among people with unique careers, different opinions and who were always willing to try new things. It encouraged me to know that following my own vision and doing something different is not weird but rather, a way to innovate and something to celebrate.
Great music is powerful. And as someone who gets a lot of inspiration from music, I’ve always wondered – why aren’t there more songs that tell how we feel as innovators, leadership, culture and team development? I’ve learned so much from powerful poetic and creative songs. It taught me lessons in life, love, relationships, friendship, and even mental well being. And while I adored the BTS, Disney Classics and Stromae that told a story, I realized one thing in common – best music is born out of real experience that one may have go through and if I’m hungry to find more songs that reflect a journey of innovators then we should create one
Does Listening to Music Stimulate Creative Thinking? There are many theories around the relationship between music and creativity. But we all know, and research has also shown, that listening to music can lower anxiety and improve our moods, overall. And tapping into positive thinking can foster breakthrough moments of creativity and could facilitate creative insights.
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