What to do when you need to spark your life force, rev up your engine? I’m not just talking about the creative arts. Every human being needs revitalization at some point. If you’ve become discouraged, overwrought, and suffered a loss of productivity in your field of endeavor, there are ways to deal with it.
Get started by making some life changes. Get out of your normal rut or routine. Consider doing things you’ve never tried before or haven’t done lately. They don’t have to be dangerous or extreme either.
Here’s one suggestion:
The lead story in the
January 11, 2015 edition of PARADE Magazine is
“The #1 Health-Booster in 2015.” What is it? Meditation. Not something new but certainly beneficial. It’s referred to as “mindfulness.” Apparently, it creates “body-building for the brain.” It is both “anxiety-busting” and “attention-boosting”. I would refer to it as awareness and focus. By its very nature, meditation encourages creativity.
Here are some of the suggested activities that increase mindfulness according to this article (which I would urge you to read in its entirety):
· Breathe deeply concentrating on the act itself
· Hug someone, focusing on the interaction
· Eat slowly while paying attention to what you are eating
· Take a walk somewhere each day—engaging in awareness of your surroundings
The key is to keep focus on the activity and not let your mind wander or worry.
This is just one positive method of increasing your creativity which can lead to increased productivity.
Have you tried meditation? Would you like to do so if you haven't? What suggestions do you have for boosting creativity and productivity?