During times of worry and stress that inevitably come with trying out new business ideas, and other such stressful endeavors, our creativity can be stifled. I am not always the most disciplined person but I have recently fully committed to using the Headspace app and specifically its 'creativity' pack. This has helped calm my mind and I have also found that exercising my creativity in a new way has benefitted me hugely.
The other day I was doodling some ideas for my company logo. This activity was simply meant to be one where I would come up with some ideas but it turned out to be so much more helpful than I expected. I hadn't sat down with colouring pencils and a blank page since I was a teenager and I found that I was totally immersed in what I was doing. So much time passed while I sketched and coloured. I am no painter but this practice calmed my mind completely.
I found myself feeling quite physically nervous before a recent performance so I sat and tried to do some deep breathing. I felt as though I was actually getting more tense so I decided to listen to a song that always makes me happy... Next thing I knew I was jumping around, hands in the air, out of breath and so much freer in my body!
You might presume I would turn to relaxing classical music at times like this but my song of choice is actually 'In the Ayer' by rapper Flo Rida! We have so many tools in our artistic belts and we must try to use them all. Also, if in doubt, dance it out!