As spring rolls around, it’s time to clean and refresh. But not in the traditional sense. We’re talking about spring cleaning your mind as a way to become more creative. In his book Mindfulness for Creativity, Danny Penman argues that mindfulness meditation and other mindfulness practices enhance three essential skills necessary for creative problem solving. Let’s talk about how and why wellness boosts creativity, whether it’s through mental exercises and meditation or by physically clearing out and carving a space in your home designed for creativity.
Reflect & Refresh: Mindfulness meditation is an increasingly popular habit not only used for enhancing wellness, but also boosting brain flow and creativity. Opening doors where there once was a wall. Taking a few moments every day to clear out your thoughts works for many, as the market of mindfulness meditation apps is expected to reach $4.2 million by 2027. This is evident in the recent boom of apps like Calm and Headspace. Often the best mornings are the ones started by centering yourself with meditation, deep breathing or yoga.