Start writing your creative diary

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The American best-selling creativity writer Julia Cameron has many excellent tips on how to increase your creativity. One of the most effective is to start writing a “Creativity Diary”, or as Cameron calls it, “Morning Pages”.

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Börja skriv din kreativa dagbok

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Den amerikanska bästsäljande kreativitetsförfattaren Julia Cameron har många utmärkta tips på hur man kan öka sin kreativitet. Ett av de mest effektiva är att börja skriva en ”Kreativitets-dagbok”, eller som Cameron kallar den, ”Morgonsidor”.

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Meditation, mindfulness and yoga – branches of the same tree

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In our stressed out western world, where so much of our lives circle around money, possessions and surface, more and more people are looking for alternative values ​​in life that instead emphasize simplicity, harmony and balance.

The focus is often on ancient Asian practices, which are dusted off and usually dressed in a western costume. Concepts like meditation, mindfulness and yoga are tossed around, and variations of these themes are practiced in yoga studios, with focus on body movements, as well as used in various stress reduction programmes that include both meditation and mindfulness exercises.

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Meditation, mindfulness och yoga – grenar på samma träd

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I vår sönderstressade västerländska värld där så mycket kretsar kring pengar, ägodelar och yta söker sig allt fler till alternativa värden i livet som i stället poängterar enkelhet, harmoni och balans.

Blickarna går då ofta mot uråldriga asiatiska traditioner, som dammas av och gärna kläds i en västerländsk dräkt. Begrepp som meditation, mindfulness och yoga bollas runt och variationer av dessa utövas såväl i yogastudios med fokus på kroppsrörelser som i stressreduktionsprogram inom sjukvården som inkluderar både meditation och mindfulness-övningar.

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Accepting things the way they are

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There is an old Taoist story about a farmer and his horse that is likely well over 2000 years old. The story teaches us to accept things the way we are.

One day the farmer’s only horse ran away. His neighbours immediately came over to commiserate, “We are so sorry about the loss of your only horse”. But the farmer just said: “Who knows what’s good or bad. We’ll see.

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