Maybe you garden or cook? Maybe draw or sing? Write or journal?
What about your creativity within parenting? Or collaborating with colleagues at work? Or beginning that work project? Or even how you unfold each day in your life?
If we cease to create, then our life energy decreases. Decay and deterioration enter in. Our state of health declines.
Creativity is like a refreshing breath of life for us, helping us to thrive. It feeds us, making us feel invigorated, energized, and alive. It gives us the gifts of vitality, health, and strength.
1. Improves your mood: Being creative on a regular basis helps you remain grounded and centered, even in chaos or stressful situations. It helps to reduce stress, similar to meditation. It enhances your energy and invites you to play, have fun, and experiment. You engage in learning and being curious. As a result, more generosity, openness, and positivity blossom within your life.
2. Able to solve problems in new ways: In creativity, you explore new avenues, new possibilities, new perspectives. This enhances your ability to be creative in solving problems in your life – in relationships, at work, within society locally or globally.
3. A longer and healthier life: Within creativity, you feel more alive and connected to the world. Curious about life and engaged, more of a childlike quality. This reduces the risk of illness and disease, including conditions such as Alzheimer’s, and increases your healing potential. You live longer and with a healthier, higher quality of life. Now even proven in scientific studies!
“The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.” — Alan Alda