Mindfulness Meditation and Creativity

I’ve been practicing mindfulness meditation for the last few months. I’ve had a lot of trouble focusing my creative energy in the past and, in fact, the times I’ve mismanaged it the most have been some of my worst moments. I’m blessed (or cursed) with an over abundance of ideas and each and every one of them demands my attention. If I spread my attention too thinly, very little actually gets created.

To handle the feeling of not wanting to abandon a single creative idea, I’ve started keeping a clip board filled with tabbed pages near me at all times. In it, I write down any idea that occurs to me and that goes a long way toward relieving the anxiety about losing one in the shuffle. Meditation has worked on the other side of the issue to help me find the inner peace needed to prioritize my work. Meditation as cleared a little place within that’s quiet and accepting. That seems such a little thing, but it was just the cure I needed.


About Carol

I'm an artist, author, and teaching artist. I've been writing about drawing on this website since 1999 and drawing since I was old enough to hold a pencil. I love teaching others how to draw too.
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