4 Reasons to Be More Creative
Be Creative, Be Happy
We are creative beings. We need to be creative in order to keep a good balance in our lives. Don't fret being creative is not limited to just drawing, painting, writing or any of the other arts. You can be creative in many ways. You can be a creative gardener, landscaper, dog groomer, whatever you feel drawn to do. The important thing is not how you are creative but that you find some way to be creative. Here is why.
1. Creativity releases pressure
Doing something creative helps to take your mind off of your cares and worries. When you are doing something creative you lose all track of time because your mind gets involved with what you're doing. This helps your body and mind relax. When you're relaxed your blood pressure is lowered which improves your quality of health.
Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things. ~Ray Bradbury
2. Creativity makes you happier and healthier
The more relaxed you are the better you're going to feel. The better you feel the happier you are. Once you get involved with something creative the more you will find yourself drawn to the activity. The reason is because a creative activity causes your brain to release endorphins which help keep you in a better mood. Being in a better mood keeps your body relaxed which means you become happier and healthier.
3. Creativity increases productivity
When you are more relaxed and you feel better then you become more productive. There is a lot of research out there which ties the productivity of students to their level of creative activities, such as art and sports. Yes sports can be creative depending on how you use them. It appears students who play an instrument or sing in the chorus, or get involved with the school play or any other creative activity have better grades. Why, because they have a better outlook on life which makes them more productive.
4. Great rewards in life await those who are creative
There is a direct correlation between being creative and the greater rewards you will see in life. Being creative doesn't always equate to money. Most artists do not reap huge financial rewards from performing their craft.
There are those lucky few who become big stars, best sellers or great athletes but for every creative person who sees success there are dozens more who don't. Being creative is not about being rich in money it is about being rich in spirit. The rewards in life come from seeing the world in a different way then all of those around you. As a creative being you can see things, touch things through your art, your words, that others can't. This is where your true rewards lie.
Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after it is found. ~James Russell Lowell
Life is all about being creative.
There are great rewards in being creative. If you're reading this article pick up a pen or start to write on a computer. Start to draw. Start being creative in by sharing your life. You'll find how good it feels to tell others about the things you've been through. Here's to you being more creative.
Do you consider yourself to be a creative person?
© 2012 Timothy Whitt