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Creativity and Joy by Carole Langman

Have you ever thought about what brings you joy? And have you had any ideas about how joy can link to creativity? I often think about being more creative, but then struggle to think of ways in which to express my creativity.

So I’ve decided to dive a little bit deeper into exploring the link between creativity and joy. There are many positive connections between these two aspects. Anyone can be creative!  Each of us have different talents and express our creativity in many ways.

Creativity can:

  • Lower stress and anxiety
  • Help to express and process emotions
  • Help to improve feelings of general wellbeing
  • Keep us focused and in the present moment 
  • Give us a sense of purpose

People also tend to be more creative when they’re in a good mood. And that’s often when they tend to get into the flow of creativity, and get so immersed in their creative work that they don’t pay attention to anything else… in the zone.

Playfulness and Curiosity

Creativity can also help contribute to a sense of playfulness and curiosity. People that are involved in creative activities and any type of art-based hobbies have often been blessed with a sense of contentment and satisfaction with life.

But if you don’t consider yourself to have any artistic skills, don’t worry. You don’t have to have any particular creative talents to benefit from creative activity. Anything from experimenting with a new colour scheme, or dinner menu, to writing a letter or designing a new seasonal wardrobe can give you that creative boost. Have you thought about embroidery, up-cycling, or colouring and painting?

With this in mind, I am going to work on my mood boards and bullet journals, which will help me to discover the colours and choices I most prefer in relation to my home, my wardrobe and life in general. What about you, what are you going to work on?

Happy Creativity! Check out more of my Monday Motivation Blogs HERE.

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