I resist calling these “exercises” because many people associate the word with pain and gore. These whatever-you-want-to-call them’s are the exact opposite. If you indulge, I guarantee you’ll have a wonderful time, you’ll stretch your creativity and you’ll beg for more.
** Go to a thrift store and buy the most outrageous outfit you can.
** Learn three little-known facts about Martin Luther King.
** Make sugar cookies shaped like body parts.
** Come up with the title of your autobiography.
** Invent a new type of soup.
** Name a rock band.
** Paint your fingernails 10 different colors.
** Invite someone from a foreign country to tea.
** Look through the want ads and find a job which you clearly aren’t qualified for, but might like if you were. Compose a cover letter, tell your future employer why you’d like the job. Stick it in the mail with your resume.
** Make a puzzle.
** Act out a scene from Wizard of Oz.
** Make five styles of paper airplanes. See which one flies best.
** Make your own coloring book
** Try a Buddhist meditation ritual