Here’s an exercise for you: Try to imagine yourself with two heads instead of one. Or, if that’s too daunting, picture what your house would look like if it had a turret and a drawbridge.
Okay, now pause for a moment. As you visualized these things, did your eyes move to the right? Odds are that they did.
Why is that?
Look right for creativity
Many mental operations are connected to specific eye movements. When your brain has to visualize something new – like a two-headed you or your house-turned-castle – your eyes usually look to the right.
The great thing is, you can use this to your advantage. Next time you’re at a brainstorming meeting with a blank whiteboard staring back at you, try moving your eyes to the right. It may seem strange, but research has shown that this simple trick can help your brain tap into the areas associated with creativity and novel ideas.
For more tips on unleashing the power of your mind – including how talking to yourself in a sexy voice can dwarf any challenge – head over to our blinks to Unlimited Power, by Tony Robbins.