1. Meditation

Research shows that taking time out of your busy schedule to meditate can improve your creativity. Even if it’s just for 10 minutes a day, meditation will help you clear your head and effectively hit the reset button.

Music and fashion mogul Russell Simmons swears by it. In a recent interview with New York Magazine Simmons said that meditation gives you “longer life, better memory and better brain functionality.”

“The left and the right side of the brain start disconnecting at age eight. When you meditate, they start to integrate them back together. You can never have an ‘aha’ moment, any kind of entrepreneurial or creative idea, unless you’re present and meditation is the greatest tool known to bring people back into the present,” he said.


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  1. Exercise

Besides the obvious health benefits, entrepreneur and venture investor Adam Callinan says exercise, like meditation, is an effective way of reducing stress and is an outlet that allows you to clear your thoughts to make way for developing new ideas.

“You can’t focus on your mental health, which is paramount to your success, until you’ve gained control of your physical health,” he wrote in an article for Entrepreneur.com

“You don’t need to train like you’re going to hike Mt Everest, but you do need to get your blood flowing and heart pumping for at least 15 minutes every day.”

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