Five Ways To Nurture Your Independent And Creative Side

Being a small business owner is time consuming. When you are working for yourself, there is no one else to call when something needs fixing. And in some ways, that's where the magic lies.

In order to keep your creative juices flowing, it’s important to take time to nurture the parts of yourself that elicit such powerful creations. Here are five ways to do just that.

Get Your Om On

Finding a way to relax and bring your mind into a quiet, peaceful state is imperative if you want to be open to receiving creative gifts. Meditation, breathing, yoga, and visualization are all wonderful ways to enter into a zen state of being.

Invert Yourself

While any kind of yoga helps widen your creative breadth, inverted poses in particular are especially useful in offering a new way to see the world. Practicing Shoulder Stand or Sarvangasana, in Sanskrit, is said to be a panacea for many ills, as it enlists the whole body for it’s cause.

Read In Write Out

Reading and writing are a form of breath work in their own right. As you take in thoughts, ideas, and information you are then able to process these insights in your own way before, metaphorically, breathing them out anew.

Take That Chance

Any new behavior sparks creativity. Meeting new friends, taking a different route on your daily walk, or trying a new food are all ways to step outside of your comfort zone. And as we know, creativity rarely happens in comfort.

Don’t Sugar Coat It

Consuming too much processed sugar can impact the brain’s ability to function clearly, so try and stay away from the coated stuff. Instead, indulge in fruit for your sweet fix. Your neurotransmitters will thank you for it.