Multitasking: Hidden Benefits
New studies which look at the long term effects of multitasking have shown that it enables creativity by tying together diverse actions, thoughts and ideas when the mind is free from rigid focus or diffused.
Juggling several thoughts at once can be confusing but can also increase the flexibility, originality and innovativeness of the thinking.
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Multitasking increases our heart rate as we act and engage in multiple tasks in creative ways, leading to more energy and alertness.
Several studies on participants doing multiple activities at the same time report increased energy and cognitive flexibility, leading to more creative output.
Many of us think that our creativity comes from our first ideas. We assume that finding creative solutions slow down over time.
This assumption is wrong, research suggests. The best ideas come to those who wait. Patience and perseverance will lead to more innovative solutions.
The standard advice provided by a lot of people is to "meditate" when experiencing intense feelings such as rage or sadness. It does work, however, a study suggests that too much meditation can do more harm than good, such as:
There is a threshold when it comes to meditating and we should not cross the boundary to avoid further injuries to ourselves.
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