Many creatives are feeling threatened by artificial intelligence (AI). There are stories of jobs vanishing, and of AI automating anything and everything. Some of that is true, AI is automating various aspects of work. There’s no need to become a postmodern Luddite. There’s still a significant role for human creativity.
Here’s how creatives can not only respond but thrive in this changing landscape
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Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) is drawing to a close. Take a moment to reflect on the valuable lessons and insights you’ve gained. MHAW provides a dedicated space for mental health. But the lessons can extend far beyond a single week. They can enrich both your personal and professional life. Continuous learning is crucial in so many ways and it can be a driving force for holistic well-being.
The Power of Learning
Learning is a powerful tool for personal growth and mental well-being. Acquiring new knowledge or skills fosters a sense of accomplishment and competence. It ignites engagement with the world around us. The thirst for knowledge can be a source of inspiration, pushing us to explore new horizons. Continue reading “Embrace Lifelong Learning: Cultivating Personal Growth”
It’s Mental Health Awareness Week here in Aotearoa New Zealand. Today’s theme is about giving. We like to receive gifts – how do we make that part of our every day approach to mental health awareness?
Our day-to day lives are hustle, bustle, and competition. We are so busy coming first that we sometimes forget the profound impact of a simple act of kindness. Sharing kindness does more than brighten the lives of others. It enhances our own well-being and mental health. Kindness adds a welcome polish to the success in our careers and personal lives.
Acts of kindness can be as simple as sharing a warm smile with a stranger. Or as heartfelt as dedicating our time to help a friend, family member, or colleague. The beauty of kindness lies in its ability to create a positive ripple effect. The effect extends far beyond the immediate moment of giving. Continue reading “Give: The Power of Kindness: A Path to Fulfilment”
Have you ever found yourself wondering what new heights you could reach? That is, if you weren’t held back by past decisions? It’s a common train of thought, especially for people a few years into their careers or businesses. The truth is, you have boundless potential waiting and you can unleash it. You can unlock your potential and free yourself from past decisions.
Here’s how to break free from the shackles of the past and explore new opportunities
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It can be all too easy to feel overwhelmed by the pressures of personal and professional growth. It can be hard to balance it all up. We try to advance our careers or build businesses while caring for our mental health.
How the success journey unrolls is unique for everyone. Here’s a universal truth: chasing your goals is a transformative and empowering experience. Continue reading “Chasing Goals is Good for You”
Change is a constant companion on life’s journey. It’s the river that carries us forward, shaping and moulding our identities. We’re so busy in the flow of daily change that we sometimes miss the profound impacts on our creative selves.
Do you remember finding the first grey hair?
Personal change, through growth and creative development, is rarely about abrupt shifts. It’s our subtle transformations that occur as we journey through life’s phases. These changes, whether welcomed or not, offer opportunities to reinvent and re-energise ourselves. Continue reading “Changing Me: Reigniting Our Creative Spark”
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”
The Path to Positive Self-Change – it’s a journey of creativity. Personal transformation is often the driving force that propels us forward. We ask ourselves, “What steps can we take to change ourselves and amplify our creative prowess?” Embarking on this path demands self-awareness, intention, and consistent effort.
Self-awareness serves as the foundation for transformation. Begin by recognising the aspects of yourself that you wish to enhance. Is it self-confidence, time management, or embracing a growth mindset? Pinpointing your goals allows you to craft a roadmap for change. Continue reading “The Path to Positive Self-Change”