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Practice mindfulness 10 minutes a day to change your life and your art

When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not texting, talking or even thinking? Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe describes the transformative power of doing just that: Refreshing your mind for ten minutes a day, simply by being mindful and experiencing the present moment. (No need for incense or sitting in uncomfortable positions.)

Puddicombe says we rely upon our mind to be focused, creative, spontaneous and to perform at our very best in everything we do. And, yet, we don’t take time out to look after our mind or nourish it. He says we spend more time looking after our cars, our clothes, and our hair than we do our minds.

Our minds go round and round until we’re so distracted that we are no longer present in the world in which we live.

You don’t have to become a monk, like Puddicombe did, to learn how to nourish your mind so you can be the clear, creative, compassionate soul you’re meant to be.

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To read more about my experiences with meditation and writing, click here.

Find the eight traits of success in this three-minute video

Author Richard St. John spent ten years researching success and asking over 500 extraordinarily successful people in a variety of fields what helped them succeed. After analyzing, sorting, and correlating millions of words of research, and building one of the most organized databases on the subject of success, he discovered the eight traits successful people have in common. Then he wrote the bestseller The 8 Traits Successful People Have in Common: 8 to Be Great.

You may want to apply these eight traits in your writing life. Learn about them in this three-minute Ted Talk.

Want to meet your writing goal? Don’t tell anyone about it

It may seem counter intuitive, but telling your friends your goal, such as, “I want to write a book,” is less likely to make you meet that goal.

Check out this three-minute Ted Talk to see why.