Creativity and Your Mood

I am a pretty easy going person. My days are pretty peaceful and relaxed and I work easily throughout my day. When I am angry, upset, or tired my work day suffers and I rarely accomplish what I want in the day.

I know most people have days filled with activities, places to go, and creating is something they squeeze in when they have time.  For some people that time is what makes them happy and they create amazing piece. For others they feel like they don't have enough time, so they are not always pleased with the work they create.

I also know people who need to be angry or worked up to create art. Those emotions are what they need to do their best work.

Emotions are key to our creative output. Sometimes just having a bad day can throw you off balance. Be aware of your mood when you want to be creative, it may be a guide to how well you are going to accomplish your tasks.

Here is a question for you:
How does your mood effect your creative output?

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  1. If I'm in a bad mood it's harder to get started and motivated, but overall once I get crafting I feel better.

  2. I usually crochet when I'm upset in order to calm myself. I pick a repetitive project that isn't too intricate. Then when my mood changes, I'll pick something more complicated.

  3. I can't usually craft if I'm really upset. If it's just a little thing, then crafting can calm me.

  4. Harmony! I need to be in a pleasant and relaxed mood to be able to create! I can't do a thing when I'm upset.

  5. Sitting down and making something always lifts my mood. Classical music is sometimes needed if the day was really bad!

  6. I am like you and generally work best when I'm relaxed. Having a bad day can really throw my entire routine.

  7. It really depends on the mood but usually if I'm having a bad day I can't work. I just have to just sit and watch tv or read or something. Sometimes my brain is racing too much with all kinds of thoughts that doing nothing really helps me.

  8. Good question :)

    as my mood can fluctuate thru out the day (due to pain and fatigue) I will wait until I am in a good place (years of training get me there) then I can get on and be creative and apply myself to getting lost in my art whether it is painting, photography or
    sewing :)

    Thanks for making me verbalize it :)

    Have a lovely day, cheers, T. :)

  9. If I'm in a bad mood or feeling down, I'm not able to create. But I can look at my favorite magazines to get in the creative mood again.


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