Creativity is seen as an asset no matter what field you are working in. Anything from solving a mathematical equation to creating artwork, creativity is the difference between ‘good’ and ‘great’. The rising body of research shows that regular practice of mindfulness helps to boost creativity and think in new ways to solve problems.
How does mindfulness help?
In 2011, a group of scientists from the Zhejiang Normal University, China investigated the effect of mindfulness on creativity. In this study, two groups were given problems to solve in a test; followed by one group that received 20 minutes of mindfulness meditation before the test. The group that took up mindfulness meditation was able to solve significantly more problems than the previous groups, which points to mindfulness helping in gaining insight in problem solving. (1)