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No, this does not mean speed up.

Want to ignite your creative brain? Slow down.

Or so says a recent article in Fast Company called, Exercise the Mind’s Muscle. Ya right, slow down. I barely had time to slow down and actually read the article.

But the thing is, according to Ron Alexander, the source for this story, if we actually slow down a bit – he goes as far as recommending meditation – we give our brains the chance to get creative. We clear out the mind of distractions so that we can really focus on what is relevant. He says try for 12-20 minutes a day and concentrate on your breathing and if a must-do must-act-on thought pops into your head, acknowledge it and then get back to focusing on your breathing.

Sounds simple enough and I’d like to think I can relax for 12 minutes a day…what do you think, shall I give it a try?

Breathe…. Breathe….. Breathe.

Abbie S. Fink
Abbie S. Fink
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1 Comment

  1. I almost accomplished this over the long weekend. I think there was at least one 12-minute period where I wasn’t doing something….

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