Be sure to listen to episode 23. We have the inspirational Ash Nugent in the studio with us, and we talk a lot more in depth about the power of creativity. Ash and I worked together on the prison projects, he is an Author, creator and creative director of RiseUp.
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Creativity and its power, turning challenges into successes and following your dream.
Creativity is a form of self-expression; it allows us to have a conversation with ourselves about our interests and desires. Utilising our innate creativity can be a way to understand ourselves better, to question who we are, where we are within the world around us.
Here are 5 benefits of expressing yourself creatively –
- Creativity improves your mood
- Creativity boosts your self-esteem
- Creativity improves cognitive function
- Creativity improves your social life
- Creativity alleviates stress and anxiety
Something that I see a lot is creative people who have stopped their creative outlet for whatever reason and the impact as a while on their mind is palpable. Their minds become creative but not always in a good way.
It unblocks old patterns or habits of thinking.
It allows for non-linear thinking.
Creativity enables empathy.
Creativity connects us to ourselves.