Articles Tagged: <span>thoughts</span>

You Have What You Need to Live the Life You Want

How many times have you thought to yourself: If only I had…I would be happier if I was just a little more…Things will be better once…With more support, I could… It’s okay, we’ve all had those thoughts. And if I had to guess, I would say that all those thoughts got us to the same […]

How to Use Depression as a Springboard for Creativity

If you’ve ever heard of the idea of the “tortured artist,” then you know that there is a perceived connection between creativity and mood disorders such as depression. While the actual evidence on the subject is shaky at best, there have been some studies done that seem to establish this correlation.  Thankfully, however, this connection […]

How to Plan for the Future While Living in the Present

Planning for the future, while living in the present, is an age-old balancing act. How do you simultaneously plan ahead and be in the moment? We’re constantly bombarded with messages about how important each of these things is individually:  You need to plan for the future, because that’s what brings you achievement, fulfillment, and satisfaction. […]

How to Make Better Decisions in Stressful Situations Through Creativity

Making smart decisions can be hard in the best of times—pro/con lists, hours of Googling, talking to everyone you know who might have an opinion on the subject, etc. But add in some stress, and decision making gets even harder. Stress produces cortisol (aka the stress hormone), which actually reduces our ability to think things […]

Creative Exercises to Help You Through Your Anxiety

If you struggle with anxiety, you know how much it can take a toll on your everyday life. Whether you suffer from an anxiety disorder, or more occasional anxiety, feeling anxious isn’t exactly inspirational or motivational. In fact, when anxiety is in charge, you’re more likely to act out of fear, rather than out of […]

The Inner Dragon: Curiosity

Problems are everywhere, but curiosity isn’t. Some people aren’t willing to ask the hard questions—the ones that will lead to real solutions. But fiercely creative people are. Our Unleashing Your Inner Dragon series has been all about the power, possibility, and potential that is created when you allow your inner dragon of fierce creativity to […]

The Inner Dragon: Thoughts and Power Over Thoughts

Our Unleashing Your Inner Dragon series is all about discovering the inner dragon of fierce creativity that lives inside of you. Once you learn to unleash this inner dragon, you’ll be better equipped to “create happy” in your life—which is what Design.org is all about. In this post, we’ll discuss in greater depth the next […]

Want Creativity? Try Spring Cleaning.

During springtime, the world is in bloom. But creativity doesn’t grow on trees. As much as we value creativity, it can be elusive. For every experience you have when creativity comes easily, you’ll probably have another one blocked by creative burnout. It can be a frustrating cycle. Creativity is a skill. It can be learned […]