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Title: Relaxation and Creativity


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  • Relaxation and Creativity

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  • Do you ever find yourself feeling stuck when
    working on a project? It is something that most
    of us deal with at different times of our lives.
    It might be while writing a book, composing a
    song, painting a new work of art, or some other
    creative endeavorwe sometimes find ourselves in
    a rut that can result in frustration or stress. 

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  • Being an artist or creative person, it is so
    vital to be able to get those creative juices
    flowing. Learning how to recognize being stuck
    and how to become unstuck is a challenge that
    every creative has and will face. As strange as
    it may sound, one of the best things that we can
    do is to relax. Often when we are stuck, we
    become more stressed and more frustrated, and it
    becomes a cycle. However, if you are able to tap
    into a few of the relaxation techniques below, it
    can free you and your creativity.

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  • Breathing Finding a comfortable, quiet place to
    sit or lie down and pay attention to your
    breathing is a quick, simple way to refocus. Pay
    attention to how you are breathing (normally
    versus deeply). Do this for several minutes,
    taking slow, deep breaths and making sure you
    exhale fully each time. This technique can help
    reduce fear and pain, but for stuck creatives, it
    can also help you clear your mind and alleviate
    the stress of trying to come up with your next
    project. 

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  • Muscle Relaxation Focus on tensing and
    releasing each muscle group. Doing this for a few
    minutes can help relax your body and open up your
    mind. While you are focusing on tensing and
    releasing your muscles, you are no longer
    stressing or wondering how you will come up with
    that next idea. This technique is called
    Progressive Muscle Relaxation, and as its creator
    Edmund Jacobson said An anxious mind cannot
    exist in a relaxed body. Once the anxiety is
    released, your creative thinking has a chance to
    flourish.

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  • Guided Imagery Tap into your imagination and
    visualize yourself somewhere. Maybe its one of
    your favorite destinations for vacation, or
    possibly its a favorite restaurant, gallery or
    place in nature. You can fully engage each of
    your sensestouch, sight, taste, scent and
    soundto bring the experience to life. Going
    somewhere else for a while in your mind can be a
    wonderful break, and you can return to your
    project with a fresh perspective.

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  • Meditation A part of becoming unstuck is to
    remove barriers or limitations that we might be
    experiencing. The reasons for these barriers
    vary, but could be work, relationships, finances
    or even our own thoughts. By meditating, we are
    centering our thoughts and focusing on the
    present. If you enjoy silent meditation, spend a
    few minutes in quiet reflection. If you struggle
    with silent meditation, you can try guided
    meditation to keep your thoughts from wandering
    to worries and preoccupations. 

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