Creativity: A Need Of The Human Spirit
Jun 08, 2020
Have you ever felt that creative standstill on a project you may be working on? You were flowing for weeks and then you hit a standstill.
You can’t think of how to move forward.
Try engaging your creativity in something different or in something you love.
Did you know that creativity is both a result of genetics and experience?
Everyone has the potential to become more creative, it’s not all based on genes, and in fact it’s more based on your experience.
What does creativity do for us?
Engaging in creative activities that have repetitive motion and create a result, (e.g. writing, art, knitting, crochet) exercises your mind and creates a consistent blood flow as well as stimulate that feel-good chemical – dopamine, which motivates you.
Creativity keeps your mind stay sharp, focused and restored.
Creativity improves your IQ, EQ and SQ.
Creativity stimulates dopamine and serotonin and can help with anxiety and depression.
Creativity goes further to even help those with dementia sharpen their senses and feel less isolated.
Creative activities like painting or playing an instrument can help people manage their negative emotions and have better cognitive function.
Having a creative outlet can help people who have a hard time communicating their emotions in words and give them an outlet to express themselves during times of distress.
Cultivating your creativity can be done in many ways:
Writing down new ideas, trying new things and regularly learning unfamiliar subjects.
We may not think of solving a problem as creativity but it is.
Creativity allows for a real physical growth in your brain, it enhances those neural networks and creates more connections between them.
Creativity leads to a deep communion and empathy towards others and yourself, it is an extremely important need of our spirit.
Give yourself that time to engage in something on a weekly basis’s that’s cultivates your creativity!
This is yet another one if my attempts to paint!
I am not an artist I just keep doing it because I find it relaxing and fun, and I can bond with my kids. Their encouragement , kindness and excitement when they see my finished product is a dopamine hit for me and keeps me doing it regardless of how good or bad it is!!!
Honouring and Serving,
Simran K. Rattan MD