Hello, brain. Which side shall we use today?

Mayflower

Mayflower

"Hey, Mommy. Look at this." "Oh." *pauses and thinks about what to say* "That's really great. Um, what is it?"

"It's the Mayflower. Can't you tell?"

Silly me. It's so obvious.

"Well, now that you mention it, I sure can."

I mean, the voyage to America was pretty rough.

I do my best to nurture my son's inner artist. My goal as a parent is to encourage and support his interests, whatever they may be. At this point, it's tough to tell whether he's interested in the arts, or if he just likes to color, as he says, really fast.

But as an artist myself, I know how easy it is to push those creative leanings aside for more practical things. It took nearly a decade of climbing the ladder of success to reclaim the creativity within.

According to this website, "Being creative or artistic doesn’t mean you know how to draw or play an instrument. Being creative is a way of thinking, a way of viewing the world. Creative people use their right side of their brain more than their left."

The site led me to a quiz which reported I am 54% right brained. And I know enough about myself to know in certain situations (usually stressful ones), the left side kicks in pretty quickly. I guess the goal is to use my whole brain. I'm working on that.

Which side of your brain rules your actions: The intuitive, synthesizing, subjective right? Or the logical, analytical, objective left? It's sort of like politics... for your mind. If you're not sure, take this quiz to find out. Or to procrastinate whatever it is you have to do today. And be sure to let us know how you scored and what you think about it.

Happy Monday!