I need brain yoga.
November 13, 2012 9:36 AM Subscribe
What are some good techniques for relaxing mental rigidity and getting a fresh perspective?
posted by overeducated_alligator to grab bag (10 answers total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
I depend on focused CBT-like reasoning and self-talk to keep myself functioning from day to day. But as a result, my mind has become arthritic in its insistence on rationality, "truth," facts, correctness, etc. I think my creative work is suffering as a result.
Are there safe ways of breaking these habits of thought without becoming a bubble-headed loon? My anxiety and resistance is very high, due to how much I rely on staying grounded in the real world for my mental health.
*One last thing: I'm expecting some people's answers might include a recommendation for meditation. If so, would you please explain which type of meditation?