“You might think that creativity is something you can’t do. So many people say, ‘oh I’m just not the creative type.’ But it is within everyone to be creative. And it’s not just good for the soul. We each have different skills and different ideas about how to express them. Creativity comes in all shapes and sizes, and it has some unexpected benefits for the rest of your life.”

Creativity helps you solve problems

  • Fostering your creativity trains your brain to be more adaptable and flexible in dealing with all sorts of problems. Not just how to manage your day to day responsibilities, but how to solve that problem with a work project or a relationship or a career issue.
  • Being creative takes you out of the linear thinking mode and the confines of regular logic. Options stop being only black and white. Your mind can look at your problem from many different angles and sees potential nuances that you otherwise might miss. I was never someone that was good at art like my sister. But I always enjoyed writing, which led me to becoming an bestselling author.  Make a list of the things that you like to do.

Creativity can help you live longer

  • Surprising but true. Studies have shown that being creative can actually reduce your mortality risk and add years to your life. Cooking, drawing, woodwork, knitting, or writing all fire different neural pathways in your brain and help to reduce stress and anxiety. I truly believe being able to share my story to motivate others has given me life and a reason to continue to create.Creativity slows cognitive aging and enables you to lead a happier, more fulfilling life.

Creativity grows your confidence

  • Learning a creative skill takes application and lots of practice. Mastering your chosen art form helps you develop confidence in your abilities that will overflow into other areas of your life. After writing my first book, I began speaking at a number of venues. As you overcome failure and succeed in making beautiful things, you will see that persistence and optimism is the way to success.Failure is a great teacher.

Creativity is immensely satisfying

  • There is nothing like starting with raw materials and being able to make something unique from them.  You know you can start with zero skills and learn a completely new skill. Who knew I would be able to help so many people by sharing my story.

Creativity helps you express yourself

  • Making artwork, writing a blog or creating your own style with an item of clothing, allows you to make something that is completely yours. No one else can make the exact same thing that you can. Nobody can be a better you than yourself. Throw caution to the wind and try something new.
  • Living a creative life can help you see that whatever you bring to the world is unique and special.  For help in deciding what area to explore, set up an  15 min express coaching @http://CrohnsInterrupted.com
  • Be Encouraged, Be Inspired, Be Hopeful

  • The Possibilities Are Endless