- Metaphors and similes are the most instantaneous way available to us for creating an imaginative effect. It's no accident that this is a frequent device in poetry. However, it's also a highly creative way of looking at the world in general - it can enrich your perceptions and your conversation. Look out for similarities and express them to yourself or others. You might imagine that a thought is like a cloud, or a smile is like a promise, or a kiss is like a butterfly, landing on your lips and then taking off again. Make metaphor an essential part of your perceptions.
- Anger, joy, etc. - take a moment to drop everything and let it be there without judgment.
- Lighten the burden of someone else.