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Let's talk colors specifically for a second. In a typical office full of fluorescent lights and business furniture you don't really get to see rich, sophisticated colors. If you dim the lights and add either some natural light or a lamp you get gradient variations of color across surfaces as the light degrades. What you are looking at inspires a more creative color palette to draw inspiration from, and in turn, use in your work.
One of the main areas I was trying to encourage with this blog is changing your environment when you don't feel the creative juices flowing. After a while we get so used to our environment that it doesn't stimulate curiosity/creativity anymore. By changing items on your desk, moving a lamp or moving to the other side of your desk you throw a curveball at your brain and you start noticing a change. This, to me, is what inspires some "out of the box" thinking. If your mind is already adjusting to a new environment it seems to be open to other changes or new ideas that flow into your work. I'm not sure what actually goes on scientifically, but it does change your mood and mood is super crucial to productivity and creativity. This is where others begin to question when you say things like "I just wasn't feeling working over there and needed a change". Either way, know that it is important and it is something that you have to address yourself to stay health y and ahead of burn out. Even a simple flick of the blinds up instead of down can make a difference.
Bottom line for me is if an environment isn't important, then why did God create so many beautiful things for us and a vast array of environments in the world? If we were a people that could live off beige and tan, then why all the color? Why all the beauty in nature?
As I began my pursuit, I failed in every way possible. I tried to be cool, and ended up looking like a tool. I tried to be distant and she thought I was a jerk. I tried to act like a male model, but I was never an ambi-turner. The only thing that worked was note passing. The best part was we were not allowed to let the kids know we were dating, so I had them secretly deliver her notes. It was something that still holds a special place in our hearts. We have kept some of those letters of our early love. I was such an idiot, but can you blame me? She was WAAAAY out of my league.
Plus you gotta think he wouldn't be so mad if he actually had tried guitar hero. =)