Reconnecting with our creativity is a catalyst for happiness
Creativity is often seen as a skill in itself, which we tap into only when carrying out our hobbies or other pleasant activities that simply pass the time. Yet, creativity is actually a tool for happiness. Regardless of whether we adhere to a scientific, spiritual, or religious view, answering our creative calling stimulates our brain, and produces hormones that trigger a sense of well-being and fulfilment. It allows us to find our purpose in life, and brings out the ‘creative spark’ that, for those who believe, is a gift from God.
By tapping into our creativity, we are able to achieve self-fulfilment and happiness. While our purpose may not necessarily be to become ‘an artist’, creativity nevertheless enriches, and gives meaning to, our life.
The world is basically divided into two categories of people: those who recognise their creativity, and use it nearly every day of their lives; and those who, when they are ‘forced’ into finding a different solution, claim that ‘don’t have a creative bone in their body’. In reality, we are all connected to creativity, as it is one of our brain’s ‘basic’ skills. At the same time, however, creativity is not just about being adept at using a paintbrush, pen or sculptor’s chisel; it is a skill that can be used in any sphere of life. Our everyday, ‘normal’ life provides hundreds of opportunities to put our creativity into practice: from coming up with an ‘out of the box’ idea at work, or preparing a home-made meal, to how we organise our children’s lives, or how we present ourselves during a business meeting.