How to Cultivate Your Creativity
Openness to new experiences is the strongest and most consistent personality trait that predicts creative achievement in the arts and sciences. Higher dopamine levels drive our motivation to explore and boost creativity but are also associated with an increased risk of mental illness. New experiences can shift our perspective and inspire creative leaps.
Attention on the Brain
Focusing deliberately on only one thing can be difficult, as there are always other competing for your attention at any given moment. Researchers have investigated the science of attention, and are shedding light on the mechanisms that shape this ability. They explored both the power of suggestion and the mechanics of mindfulness.
The Stoic: 9 Principles to Help You Keep Calm in Chaos
Act on your principles, not your moods. The ancient philosophy of Stoicism can help you smash creative blocks and do your best work. The goal of Stoicism is to attain inner peace by overcoming adversity, practicing self-control, and being conscious of your impulses.
~ Linda-Ann Stewart