Life isn’t about finding yourself; it’s about creating yourself. This is a quote I have lived by for almost a decade. I have always been a very creative person. I grew up focused on performing arts. I was a dancer, actress, and singer growing up. For me, being creative has actually been a type of therapy for me.
At times, it is hard for me to communicate my fears, anxieties, and thoughts. Have you ever had a hard time communicating your feelings? When I have a hard time with communication, I lean on my creativity. What I can’t put into words, I am able to put into a dance, monologue, song, poem, or even into a painting. The most beautiful thing about art is that it’s completely subjective. You can make a point and say what you want to say, but it can be analyzed in a million different ways. That creates a safe space for me to express myself. I feel that through art no one really questions my emotions. With art, there isn’t a right or wrong.
You will also find common ground when you express yourself through creativity. A lot of people are going through the same things that you are and can relate to your feelings. However, you would never know without your creative outlet. For me, being a blogger, I realized so many people felt the same way I did about different topics. By reading their work, I was able to see that.
Lastly, finding yourself through creativity can be so rewarding. It helps build confidence and builds a foundation for communicating your feelings in a healthy way. It also feels really good to create something on your own. I have found that having a creative outlet has been a constant my entire life. It has helped me get through some of my toughest moments. I don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t express myself through different art forms.
5 Reasons Creativity Can Help:
- It’s a platform to communicate your thoughts and fears through different outlets in a healthy way.
- You can express yourself freely without boundaries.
- It’s a great way to find individuals who have the same hobbies and ambitions as you.
- It’s a subjective, safe space.
- It builds confidence and is very rewarding to create your own work.
Written By: Rachel Hope of The Concrete Blonde