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Tips for Clearing the Mind of Negativity in Order to Create

Lisa Tener in Organic Spa Magazine
Quoted in Organic Spa Magazine This Month

We often need to clear our minds of negativity in order to create.

As writers and creatives, the negative thoughts that hurt our creativity tend to focus around perfectionism, self-doubt, not feeling “good enough,” worry about what others will think.

“No one will want to read this.”

“It’s not original enough.”

“It’s boring.”

“I can’t do this; it’s too big a project”

The truth is, though, that we are creative beings, meant to create, and these thoughts block our very vitality and life force.

So, what can you do to clear your mind?

“Mental Detox”

Kristin Meekhof offers a variety of strategies in her article “Mental Detox: A Road Map To Declutter the Mind” in the March/April Issue of  Organic Spa Magazine. I’m honored to be quoted, along with one of my idols, Dr. Deepak Chopra. In the article, Dr. Deepak Chopra shares his strategy for dispelling negative thoughts and I share my go-to strategy for clearing your mind. Read the article here.

What’s your favorite way to clear your mind of negativity in order to foster creativity and write?







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Lisa Tener

Lisa Tener is an award-winning book writing coach who assists writers in all aspects of the writing process—from writing a book proposal and getting published to finding one’s creative voice. Her clients have appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CBS Early Show, The Montel Williams Show, CNN, Fox News, New Morning and much more. They blog on sites like The Huffington Post, Psychology Today and WebMD.

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  1. John Schiermeier says

    My favorite way to clear my mind of negativity is to meditate, and think of how i’m going to write my book.


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