You are disconnected with your creative self if you are often bored or you rely primarily on extrinsic drivers to organise your thoughts.

Have you noticed how young children can often amuse themselves for long periods of time just about anywhere and with anything? This child-like curiosity and present engagement with the world around them is an expression of their innate creative selves.

In our hyperstimulated society, we often become lazy and rely more and more on external, scripted, directed, and edited stimuli to pattern our thoughts. We lose our natural curiosity and become blind to the real world.