The Wellness Of Creativity
There is this old perception of humans that some people are creative and some are not. They also think creativity is just inborn, inherent and cannot be adopted after work. The wellness of creativity is new to science and therefore needs to be studied more to be understood. Although Behavioral Science has proven that people are not born creative or without the creative mindset, creativity is the skill that people can develop through practice and everyone can be creative after doing the practice. Creativity is not always successful and therefore failing is as big a part of creativity as a success.
What is creativity?
Often people view that creativity is writing, dancing, acting, and painting. We enjoy them while doing and thinking about it. When our work is accepted we get a lot of appreciation after doing the work. Many artists work is viewed as not good enough or even lacking in creativity. Only after death or old age will an artist that’s ahead of its time be accepted. Although creativity is the combination of two things; one is something new and the other is beneficial for the other people.
How old the creativity is?
Creativity is very ancient. It is as much ancient as the living organisms are. I discuss this more in a past article “A Brief History Of Creativity.” Our ancestors were very much creative. They worked on getting food, building, medicines, science, writing, dancing, music and many more things which we can see now. It means that creativity is in the blood of the people and every person can be creative after doing regular practice in their filed. It’s my belief that creativity is so ancient that the universe invented this to combine elements and create life. In nothing, we see the possibility of something even be an accident and that’s why brainstorming bad ideas or failures is an important first step in becoming creative.
Why creativity is important?
Creativity started from very ancient time, and people work on it in the various stages of development alongside the universe. The reason is, it gives us happiness. Scientists say that creativity is very beneficial for the human being because it does not just give happiness to them but also keep them fit mentally and psychically. It helps with mood and stress as discussed in, “Here’s How Creativity Actually Improves Your Health” on Forbes blog.
The wellness of creativity
There is a great link between creativity and wellness of human being. The wellness of creativity can be judged by the wellness of the creative person who is creating it. The wellness of creation and the creator is interconnected so we will analyze the wellness of creativity with prism.
Wellness of Creativity and the Brain
The brain is the most important organ in the body of the human being. It is divided into two parts: the left part of the brain works on logically based tasks like calculations, mathematics, and science, while the right part of the brain works on art and creativity. Some activities increase the creativity of the brain like working with a musical instrument, brainstorming, problem-solving and performance. Creating a link between the two parts of the brain increases the strength and creativity of the brain as a whole. Therefore without harnessing both sides the brain as a whole will be lacking and creativity will fail.
Wellness of Creativity and Physical Health
Let’s look into the effects on human health from a creative activity. Singing is an important part of creativity. It improves the physical and mental health of an idea. This type of performing increases the immune system and also increases the protein which works against different diseases. One could say thinking about ideas whether good or bad can increase our susceptibility to brain disease.
The Singing Study
A study had been conducted in on cancer patients about group signing. The patient sang for 30 minutes a day for 2 months with positive results. Reduced stress levels and change in mood are the results. Singing increased their good mood and also boosted their immune system by increasing the number of proteins which help them to fight more of the illness.
Creativity leads to solution, motivation, opportunities, potential and creative solution
Creativity opens the mind for thinking and problem-solving. Creative people are always in search of different possible ways of finding success. A creative person always sees potential instead of problems, always keep focused on the solution instead of opportunities, and always get opportunities instead of obstacles. Creativity leads the positive thought of the person he/she thinks that it is an opportunity for him/her instead of getting and thinking about its obstacles. Creativity increases motivation in the life of a human being. A study proved that a creative person is not only beneficial for her/himself but also for the nation and people of the nation. Businessman and businesswomen of the world create great businesses.
Benefits for everyone
These are beneficial for the nation and also for the other people. Creativity controls the negative thoughts and negative actions which makes the lifestyle more effective and also beneficial for good health. The healthier lifestyle helps in more effectively managing negative thoughts and information and promoting the behavior which can be easily faced and problems solved.
Creativity can remove trauma
Trauma is the condition of great stress and much negative thinking. Creativity can help people to make sense of trauma. Practicing a hobby or activity that involves creativity can help to make the senses of trauma. This will make it easier to move on and improve lives around the individual. Again the failures or even deaths in life are inevitable so a person who can move on and help others to move on in tragedy most likely understand creativity and its role in the universe.
Wellness of Creativity and loneliness
Most people feel very lonely even in a crowd. They do not find a suitable person to share their thoughts and problems with. Hence, instead of solving the problems their stress and anxiety level increase with every day. The best solution to this problem is by finding a hobby that brings them joy. Something along the lines of you will never be lonely if you have a book to read. To reduce stress levels everyone needs an activity to enjoy for themselves and find positivity in our daily tasks. For instance, doing the dishes can be mundane and a choir but still needs to get done. If we can find a way to enjoy these let’s say by listening to a podcast or music then we can embrace the task and make it enjoyable.
These people can easily solve their problems with creative thinking, and they can always understand the reasons for activities and behavior. Hence, they behave positively instead of taking anything negatively. – Rich Marks the Spot
Wellness of Creativity and thoughts
Creative people are always in search of new activates to boost their minds and soul. They always focus on the fresh ideas which come in their mind at the right time. Keep a notebook or smartphone for writing down ideas that pop into your head. If you are driving then record the ideas. Just make sure you write them down before you forget. Creative people are mostly very open to new things and embrace learning. They don’t hesitate in asking any type of questions in fear of looking foolish but embrace this curiosity. Creative people always ask questions and keep their thought very clear. They are always in search of new activates or hobbies.
Creativity is very ancient and the most important element of human life even before humans. It is not only important for human physical health but also for mental health. It also plays a very important role in character building and in facing different problems with full courage and enthusiasm. Creativity is also helpful in creating positive emotions and controlling negative emotions. So, one should work on the wellness of creativity in daily life and teach children to embrace this mindset.
If you are interested in discovering a formal classification for creativity please read my first article, The Science of Creativity.