It’s Mental Health Awareness Week here in Aotearoa New Zealand. I think we might be the only country in the world that makes a kind of national festival raising awareness of mental health. Mental health issues are reaching crisis levels around the globe. Is there anything we can do to protect our loved ones and ourselves? What can we do about caring for our mental health?
Our careers and businesses demand our constant attention. It’s easy to become caught up in the relentless pursuit of success. The pressure to excel in both our professional and personal lives can take a toll on mental health. If you recognise this in yourself there’s some things you can do to help.
There’s a valuable lesson in mindfulness practices: the importance of taking notice. Continue reading “Take Notice: Balancing Work, Life, and Mental Well-Being”
Creative people are not immune from flat days. Days when staying bed seems too much. But for some people, procrastination is more than putting things off until tomorrow. Procrastination numbs their lives leading to heart-break, depression, and worse.
Taming procrastination is possible – let’s look at ways to find solutions. It demands digging into the root psychological dynamics that add to this behaviour.
Procrastination often emerges as a way to cope with anxiety or fear of failure. This way of coping can result from perfectionism or feeling overwhelmed by the task (or tasks) at hand. Some day, the simplest routines like walking the dog feel impossible. Continue reading “Procrastination, ADHD, and creativity”
What would little you think about you?
This journey down memory lane isn’t just nostalgic; it’s a powerful tool to tap into your creativity and find fresh perspectives.
Think back to your younger days, when your imagination knew no bounds and dreams were as big as the sky. Your childhood self held unfiltered curiosity and a fearless approach to exploring the world. Now, consider your current self — the one shaped by experiences, lessons, and responsibilities. How does this contrast with the aspirations of your younger you? Continue reading “What would little you think about you?”
Do you find yourself stuck in a cycle of overthinking that stifles your creativity and leaves you feeling paralysed? Overthinking is a common obstacle that many creative professionals face, and it can seriously hinder your ability to bring your artistic visions to life. But fear not, there are strategies you can employ to break free from this mental trap and unleash your creative potential.
Overthinking often arises when you dwell excessively on your decisions, ideas, or outcomes. It creates a mental loop that keeps you second-guessing and doubting your creative abilities. The result? A stagnation of ideas and a lack of progress in your projects.
To combat overthinking, consider these steps: Continue reading “Break Free from Overthinking”
In the world of culinary arts, master chefs are renowned for their seemingly magical abilities to concoct exquisite dishes that tantalise the senses. As creative professionals and business leaders, there is much we can learn from their approach to creative inspiration. Just like their gastronomic masterpieces, creative ideas can come from any source. So, let’s take a peek behind the kitchen doors and explore the secrets that fuel the creative prowess of master chefs. Continue reading “Unveil the Secrets of Master Chefs: Harnessing the Magic of Creative Inspiration”
It’s crucial to remember the importance of your mental well-being. In the middle of the pressures and demands of our daily lives, there’s a magical realm that can soothe the soul and heal the mind – art. Engaging in creative endeavours holds profound benefits for your mental health. Let’s explore how art can become your therapeutic sanctuary. Continue reading “The Therapeutic Power of Art: Nurture Your Mental Health Through Creativity”
Creativity is a powerful force. It can help us solve problems, express ourselves, and make the world a better place. But sometimes, our creativity can be blocked by our own thoughts and feelings.
That’s where mental mastery comes in. Mental mastery is the ability to control our thoughts and emotions so that they don’t get in the way of our creativity. Our minds become free to focus in the direction we want.
There are a few key things that we can do to master and, as a result, free our mind on the way to unleashing our creativity:
Continue reading “Free your mind: Use Mental Mastery To Unleash Your Creativity”
Do you know what a blind spot is? It’s an area around a car that the driver can’t see. Blind spots can be dangerous, but they can also be a great way to discover new things. Just perhaps not in your car…
In our lives, we also have blind spots. These are things we can’t see or understand about ourselves. But don’t worry, there are ways to discover your blind spots and unlock your hidden talents.
Here are three ways to explore your blind spots:
Continue reading “How to Discover Your Hidden Talents: Exploring Your Blind Spots”
Have you ever had a feeling that something was just right, even though you couldn’t explain why? Or maybe you’ve had a hunch that led you to make a decision that turned out to be the right one. If so, you’ve experienced the power of intuition.
Intuition is a powerful tool for creativity. It can help us to see things from new perspectives, make connections that we wouldn’t have otherwise made, and come up with creative solutions to problems. Humans have been using their intuition for countless generations, often coming up with seemingly magical solutions.
If you want power up your own intuition creativity and discover practical ways to enhance your intuition skills, read on. Whether you’re an aspiring artist, writer, or simply curious about the creative process, tapping into your intuition can unleash a world of imaginative possibilities. Continue reading “Make intuition your creativity secret super-power”