Emotional Wellbeing

Mandy Kloppers

How To Find Peace Of Mind Through Creativity



The world can be a stressful place, and sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in the flurry of things to do, people to see, and places to go. Of course, there are ways that we can deal with stress—from exercise routines to breathing exercises—but what if I told you there was another way? I like to call it “finding peace of mind through creativity.” Here’s how:


Creativity is the Key


Creativity is the key to peace of mind. It’s a mental process, but it’s also an emotional one. Creativity consists of two steps: solving problems and exploring ideas. To be creative you need to approach your work with a certain amount of detachment because it takes some distance from your project in order for you to find solutions that might not be obvious at first glance. This can be hard if you’re passionate about what you’re doing and eager for results, but it’s necessary if you want to push yourself out of your comfort zone and into new territory that inspires growth and discovery.

Creativity is also about trial-and-error—you try something new or different than before; if it works out well then great! If not then no big deal—you just try again with another idea instead (or maybe even combine elements from both attempts). Some creative people have this process down pat by now: when faced with an obstacle they’ve already been through many times before, their brains automatically kick into gear trying all sorts of solutions that may or may not work depending upon their specific circumstances (and sometimes they even come up with brand new ones!).


Creativity Is Freedom from Judgement


Creativity is about the process, not the outcome. It’s about taking a journey and finding your way back to yourself. When you focus on the process rather than the destination, you will find peace of mind and freedom from judgment.

The act of creating art is an emotional one that can become addictive when it becomes something you enjoy doing regularly. The feeling of freedom that comes with this kind of creativity helps us escape our reality for a while and step out into a different world where we feel free and alive again!


Finding the Time to Create


Finding the time to create isn’t always easy, but it’s worth it. You can do it in small blocks of time and even in any location, state of mind, and medium. Creativity is limitless—it can be done with any subject you’re passionate about.

You can also explore this practice by focusing on a single thing instead of trying to fit everything into your day-to-day schedule:

  • Unplug from electronics for an hour or two each day
  • Write down 10 ideas every morning before starting your day
  • Practice mindfulness by focusing on one task at a time (like eating)

Your Mind Must Come First


You can maintain your peace of mind by remembering that creativity is about being in the moment. In order to accomplish this, you need to be able to let go of any expectations or future plans, and just focus on what’s happening now. This means taking a step back from yourself and observing your thoughts as they come up instead of getting caught up in them or acting upon them.

This will help prevent you from stressing out unnecessarily about things that don’t matter in the long run. It will also allow you to enjoy whatever moments come your way, even if they aren’t perfect.


Creativity is a powerful tool


The only problem is that creativity can be a bit elusive. It doesn’t just happen when you need it, and there’s no recipe for how to be creative.


But there are things you can do that will make it easier to get creative when you need to — like learning how to be more curious and open-minded. Here are some tips from the research on what it takes to be more creative:


Get out of your comfort zone: Creativity often happens when we’re outside our normal routine and doing something we’ve never done before. This can mean trying new hobbies like video editing or simply creating amazing GIFs!


Be flexible: Creativity requires flexibility of mind, which means letting go of old ideas and being willing to see things in new ways. That’s why some people have “eureka” moments while they’re playing around with something else entirely — like gardening or cooking dinner — rather than sitting at their desk trying to work out an idea on paper or computer screen (which is often where we get stuck).


Have fun: Creativity isn’t always serious business



If you want to find peace through creativity, understanding how your mind works is the key.


If you want to find peace through creativity, understanding how your mind works is the key.

The first step in this process is identifying your mindset. You can’t change your mindset unless you’re aware of it and how it’s affecting your life. Once you identify what kind of mindset you have (or think that someone else has), then it will be easier for you to see how their actions affect others or themselves.

The second step is understanding the connection between the two mindsets: creativity and peace. They are so connected that they’re not two separate things—they’re one entity with different aspects to them depending on how they play out in life.




If you want to find peace through creativity, understanding how your mind works is the key. And that’s not a simple task. So don’t worry if it takes some time before you feel like you’ve got it right—even with all of this information at hand, it can still be difficult! But don’t let that stop you from doing what feels right for you: creativity should always be a positive experience.

Photo by Joshua Woroniecki on Unsplash


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