Monday, September 10, 2012

Get Your Om On

Would you like to give your creativity a super boost this week?

Then muse over your Muse with a little meditation.

Cognitive Psychologist Lorenza Colzato and friends (2012) have found that certain meditative techniques promote creative thinking.

In particular, they noted that “Open Monitoring” meditation helped their subjects generate the greatest number of new ideas.

To “open monitor” meditate, you sit, breathe, and remain open to all thoughts and sensations without focusing attention on any one of them. In other words, you think of those thoughts and sensations as pretty puffy clouds just passing through.

I’m thinking that open monitoring meditation sounds like a great excuse to get your butt into a lawn chair and call it work…


PROMPT: Writer’s block? Give this technique a 10-minute whirl. Follow it up with a brainstorm of plot possibilities, and you’ll be rocking instead of blocking in no time!

1 comment:

  1. Interesting! My husband just bought a book on creativity. It looks good!

    I hope to see you at the SCBWI meeting this week!