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Staying Creative During Hard Times

Staying Creative During Hard Times

Tough times. Everyone has them. However, some of us must learn to be creative through the hard times too. Fortunately, there are a few things that you can do to help yourself through the hard times and into a space of creativity when they’re happening. Here are a couple of tips on staying creative during challenging times.

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Tips for Staying Creative, Even on Challenging Times

Get up and Move

Physical activity releases mood-boosting endorphins. It also improves your blood flow. One research study showed that exercise increases creativity. These mood-boosting endorphins are exactly what you need when the hard times come upon you. Studies have shown that they’re oftentimes what’s lacking when someone is feeling depressed.

Eat Healthy

Your body is fueled by food. The better quality of food you provide it with, the better it will perform for you so try replacing sugary food with fruits and vegetables. This is something that’s especially important to remember when the hard times are occurring.

Immerse Yourself in Creativity

When you become deeply immersed in your art form, you’ll also become more creative. Sometimes you really need to lose track of what’s bothering you for a while. What better way to do this than by immersing yourself in something you love?

Go Somewhere New

If you find yourself stuck in a dull mood, then get up and go somewhere different for the day. This will get your brain away from the situation that has you feeling down and possibly help to improve your mood too. 

Get Away for a While, It Helps you Stay Creative

If these tips simply aren’t working for you, take some time away from your work so you don’t lose your creativity. Remember, tough times don’t last but tough people do. While it may be challenging to be creative right now, it won’t always be this way. Hopefully these tips will get you through this rough patch and back to brighter, happier days.


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Brenda Marie Hoffman
Brenda is a life coach who helps women who suffer from PTSD due to childhood abuse or domestic violence. She helps them take better care of themselves so that they can experience God's love and live out His calling on their lives.
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