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Creativity and Taking Responsibility for Your Emotions

Emotions play a big part in the creative process. Not only can emotions themselves inspire and fuel creativity, but the way you handle your emotions can, too. We’ve already discussed, for example, how emotional resilience—the ability to manage your emotions in healthy ways—can fuel creativity. Today, I want to talk about creativity and taking responsibility […]

How to Change Your Thoughts to Lift Mood and Increase Creativity

Your thoughts are extremely powerful. They can lead to emotions and actions that can change how you treat others, how you feel about yourself and your life, how you use creativity, and really, how much happiness you experience. So wouldn’t it be useful to know how to change your thoughts so that they work for […]

What is Emotional Resilience?

Life is hard. We all face various challenges throughout our lives. We go through times of mild hardship, severe distress, and everything in between. Whether or not we face these hard times is not in doubt—we will face them. What is less predetermined, however, is how we respond to the challenges presented to us. One […]

How to Be Original in Your Creative Work

There is no one like you. In fact, there is no one like… well, anyone. No two people are the same. We all have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. But if that’s the case, why does it sometimes feel so hard to be original in your creative work? When I’m talking to someone about a […]

Why Creatives Need an Accountability Partner

Change is hard. Even if you’re trying to make changes for the better, it’s tough to stay on track toward your goals and create positive outcomes. This is true for creatives, too. Trying to build or expand your creative skills is tricky and vulnerable, and it’s all too easy to slip up and fall (or […]

How Changing Your Perspective Can Help You Create

Plenty of things can get in the way of your creative efforts. Everything from hunger, to household chores, to mental health struggles can stifle your creativity. And while it’s easy for your creative flow to get turned off, it’s not so easy to turn it back on. That said, there are some things you can […]

Unhealthy Thinking Patterns: Overgeneralization

In my last post, I talked about the unhealthy thinking pattern of negative focus. That pattern is a very common one, and often, it doesn’t show up alone. Many times, it’s paired with another unhealthy thinking pattern, like overgeneralization.  What overgeneralization is Overgeneralization is taking one experience and assuming it applies to all experiences. Experience: […]

How Stress and Worry Can Fuel Creativity

Inspiration can be found everywhere. While we at Design.org are big proponents of operating out of love rather than fear, and maintaining a positive instead of a negative focus, we also have to acknowledge that creativity can be inspired by and born from dark, sad, or “down” feelings as well. In this post, I’ll discuss […]