First of all, sorry for my english...
I have problems to be creative at the right time and I need tips to change this.
I am a software developer. During the day I need to stay really focused and to concentrate on logical problems. Because of that, I find it really difficult to be creative. I have many personal goals that I want to achieve (drawing, producing electronic music, dancing, developing games, AMVs, animations, personality development, learning languages, lucid dreaming and and and) and I'm investing really much time to get where I want to be in the future.
I know that I can be really creative, but my main problem is that I'm only creative just before sleeping. It's not difficult for me to find ideas to draw, but before I sleep I have visions and not just ideas. I immerse myself into thousands of dream worlds (while I'm awake!), I see everywhere ideas evolving from each other and becoming bigger and better, I can hear beautiful melodies, I see wonderful colors and amazing scenarios and stories, BUT this is everything just before sleeping. I have no idea what to do about this.
I mean really, how can that be? I think if I could reproduce anything of my visions, I would be famous...
I tried to sleep earlier, but that doesn't work, because I sleep since many years always from 12 AM until 6 AM (0:00 - 6:00, 6 hours). Sleeping later or lesser aren't options, because of my work.
I am searching for a technique or atleast for some tips to get into that creative thinking/mode. I am thinking about meditation, but I'm not sure if that would help. When and where are you creative? What do you do to get into that mode? Did or do you have the same thing as me?