Purging emotion through creativity

Feeling overwhelmed isn’t exactly a pleasant feeling. Depending on the context of what’s causing you to feel inundated with stress, sometimes it can feel like we’re drowning in our own thoughts, unable to designate clarity.

Feeling overwhelmed isn’t a permanent state of mind, though. In fact, there’s several ways to go about ridding our minds of stressful thoughts, and creativity is one of them.

The beauty of creativity is that there’s so many ways to express ourselves within it. Writing, doodling, drawing, painting, sculpting … whatever means of creativity appeals to you, take it and run with it.

There’s a chance you’re thinking to yourself “well, I’m not creative, so I can’t relate to this post.” But this simply isn’t the case. So often people associate creativity with artistry, and while the two are intertwined, creativity doesn’t have to mean you’re the next Leonardo da Vinci. Creativity can be as simple as scribbles on a page, or a few point form notes of your thoughts on a piece of paper. The concept of creativity is completely subjective, meaning you can make it work for you.

Personally, writing is my go-to when it comes to releasing emotion creatively. Daily postings to my blog is one of the best ways for me to distance myself from my thoughts and focus on creativity, and I’m able to exercise my writing skills in the process. It’s a win-win, really.

Try and designate your own personal means of creativity and familiarize yourself with it. Not only will you build new skills in the process, but you’ll have a new way to release stress and emotion when necessary. And, if you’re unsure of where to start, go with something that interests you. You never know where it might take you, and it could be the best thing you do for yourself.

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