5 Reasons Why Mindfulness and Meditation are Beneficial to Creatives.
It is not unusual for creatives to experience their minds wandering very often, or to be mentally absent from their physical location at a given time. The mind is either conjuring up a new thought or thinking of a new way to do something. While this is not necessarily bad and in fact one of the psychological makeup of a creative, the mind’s wandering and absence in a given moment is not always pleasurable for the creative. Creatives may feel like they are working all day if they cannot “turn off” their minds.
Mindfulness is the state of being aware of the present moment. It is a sort of way in which one “lives in the moment”. Meditation is done by focusing one’s mind on a single thought, one’s breathing pattern, and body. While meditating one may have thoughts and is allowed to observe such thoughts but one mustn't consider or engage those thoughts.
Meditation and mindfulness go together because they aim to achieve one goal; living in the present. Below are ways that meditation may be of great use to a creative person.
Meditation and mindfulness help discipline the mind
Just like the body needs discipline, the mind needs it too. One should be in control of their mind, deciding when one should think and when their minds need to rest. A restless mind could get out of control and this may lead to restlessness or sleeplessness which could result in even more serious mental or physical health issues.
They help with creativity
While it may seem like mastering the ability to shut the mind down is counterproductive to helping the mind develop new thoughts, meditation, and mindfulness actually