5 STEPS TO CALM YOUR MIND AND INCREASE CREATIVITY
You can calm your mind and increase creativity, no matter what is happening in the world around you. We have the ability to mobilize ourselves and take charge of the way we respond. There are simple steps to take which when practiced easily turn our state of mind around and effect the world outside as well.
Creativity is a quality that we all have buried inside of us, one way or the other. It involves the invention of something new or the re-invention of something already existing to make it useful of interesting.
Some peoples creative abilities are closer to the surface and one can easily see the manifestations of them. People say that their creativity is inborn. For others, expressing creativity takes more time and cultivation. The important thing to note is that we can all be creative. You just have to take steps to extract it from within you.
Try the following:
CALM YOUR MIND AND INCREASE CREATIVITY
1. Do It Early In The Morning
It is the easiest to stay calm when your brain isn’t completely awake and the sensory distraction of the day has not yet begun. Unless you’re a meditation expert, trying to still your mind in the middle of the day can be very challenging.
2. Create A Solitary Comfortable Setting That’s Inviting
Calming your brain requires you to be alone so that you can invite indivual inspiration. Choose a space carefully, preferably one that’s away from distracting noises or sights. Put a soft chair in a corner with a warm blanket to keep you cozy while you sit and focus on calming your brain.
3. Cleanse Your Energy
Rub your hands together vigorously until you feel heat, then place them on your temples and drag your palms down your cheeks. Shake your hands as if air-drying them, and repeat this two more times. Do the same for your forehead three times, and then cross your arms and brush your hands over the opposite shoulders and upper arms three times.
4. Relax, Breathe, and Sigh
Always sit upright to prevent falling asleep. With your feet on the floor, breathe deeply and exhale with an audible sigh, visualizing the breath filling your body. Repeat until your entire body feels deeply relaxed.
5. Distract Your Left (Logical) Brain To Maintain A Blank Slate
Follow the path of your breathing for 10-15 minutes, while pushing unrelated thoughts out of your mind. This is tough to do, but keep practicing. The purpose is to still the part of the brain that inhibits creativity and spontaneity.
“Once we stop distracting the brain with menialeveryday worries and tasks, we release it to work at its maximum speed long enough for the brilliant ideas that are constantly fired at us to come into our awareness.”