Meditation has far-reaching benefits beyond boosting creativity, but the fact that it stimulates your cognitive function is a win-win. Here are some of the creative benefits of adopting this ancient practice:
FOCUS Concentrating on your breathing day after day will gradually improve your powers of concentration.
PATIENCE “If you can get past resistance to meditation, nothing else in life will be an obstacle.” – Zen priest Steve Hagen
CALMNESS Your mind is full of mental chatter, but with meditation that voice will gradually settle down.
CLARITY This is a gradual process, but over time longer periods of mental clarity will make problem-solving and decision-making easier.
INSIGHT Moments of inspiration, a new idea flashing into your head, a solution to a problem when you weren’t even thinking about it… these experiences happen more often when you practise meditation regularly.
PERSPECTIVE Meditation helps you sort the small stuff from the bigger picture. Take time to be present, observe your breath, and allow thoughts and feelings to float to the surface.