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Three Mindfulness Techniques to Unlock Creativity

From: Write Nonfiction NOW!

If your creativity has taken a downward turn, it’s time to try something different: mindfulness meditation. Today Emmanuel Nataf (@EmmanuelNataf), co-founder of Reedsy, explains the benefits of mindfulness and provides three meditations to help you start a mindfulness practice that boosts your creativity and productivity.

Mindfulness . usually via meditation – has become a hot topic in recent years and for a good reason. It’s been scientifically proven to significantly reduce anxiety and improve stress reactivity. Research also found that meditation can help suppress distracting information, thus enhancing focus and performance.

Writers who practice mindfulness, therefore, benefit from less stress and distraction and increased focus and performance. But they also experience increased creativity. Several studies have shown that meditation has a direct effect on your creativity, problem-solving, and cognitive flexibility.

Sometimes equated to conscious awareness, according to Mindful.org, “Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.”

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