Jiu Jitsu training is good for your body and your mind. One of the mental benefits you can gain from a consistent martial arts practice is a boost in creativity.
Here are some of the ways to improve creativity through Jiu Jitsu:
1. Approach your projects or tasks with more focus.
A mind is full of clutter and noise makes it hard to concentrate, especially on any task requiring creativity. A Jiu Jitsu class is a great way to clear out some of the clutter in your mind. When you’re ready to begin a task, you’ll be able to approach your project with more focus.
2. Experience a confidence boost.
Building physical fitness on the mast can make you feel stronger and more confident in your daily life. This confidence boost can be what you need to begin or continue a creative project. You might even feel confident enough to share your work with others.
3. Get through your creative ups and downs.
You probably know from experience that not every class or training session will go as planned. You’ll hit sticking points and face obstacles in your training. The same is true in the creative process. But you can take what you’ve learned through Jiu Jitsu and apply it to situations where you need to push through a mental block.
4. Keep your mind open.
Your physical training can help you keep your mind and body open. Maintaining this sense of openness can be helpful when you’re working on a creative task. Rather than getting stuck, you’re free to create with an open mind.
5. Try something outside of your comfort zone.
The longer you practice, the more opportunities you have to challenge yourself to try something new. Something that is outside of your comfort zone. The more willing you are to push yourself in your Jiu Jitsu training, the more willing you’ll be to push yourself creatively.
6. Create structure.
Even creative pursuits require some structure; otherwise, you may never be able to take your work or skills to the level you intend. You can use your training routine as inspiration for building a regular creative routine. A consistent schedule and martial arts practice can help you develop the discipline needed to dedicate time to your projects.