Meditation boosts creativity and makes you an optimist: Study


August 30, 2019


Meditation boosts creativity and makes you an optimist: Study

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Meditation is an age-old technique used to boost health and promote wellness. But did you know that it can boost your creativity too? Well, find out what else meditating can do here.

You must have read a lot about meditation and its benefits, but did you know that meditation and creativity go hand in hand? Well, it’s a proven fact!

A study published in the journal Mindfulness supports the belief that meditation can have a long-lasting influence on human cognition, including how we conceive new ideas.

Irrespective of the scientific data to support its benefits, meditation has become the “it thing!”. From celebs and motivational speakers– everyone is going gaga about it.

Well, apart from enhancing your “grey cells”, it also:

1. Relieves stress
Stress reduction is one of the basic benefits that you can reap with meditation. The idea of the technique is to relax, which helps you to calm down and compose yourself. Not to mention, simple techniques like deep breathing can be helpful by increasing the oxygen level in your body.

2. Controls angst
Job-related anxiety is quite common these days. We all face them! But if you panic easily, control your anxiety by meditating daily in the morning. Just close your eyes and try to calm your mind, focusing on your breathing. We guarantee you’ll feel much better afterwards.

3. Boosts physical health
By increasing immunity, decreasing pain, and inflammation at the cellular level–meditation can give a major boost to your health. In fact, a 2019 study published in the Journal of Human Hypertensionfound that mindfulness meditation lowers blood pressure, reduces depressive symptoms, and makes you more accepting and less judgmental.

4. Helps you be more optimistic
In this rat race called life, happiness and optimism seem like a far-fetched dream. But meditation has that covered too. It’s been proven that regular meditation can help you regulate your thoughts.

5. Helps you be a multi-tasker
Just meditate and be a master of all. Studies have shown that practicing meditation can improve productivity. You can think better, can multitask, and as research suggests be more creative.