Can Anxiety Be Cured with Creativity

I think everyone has suffered from anxiety at some point in their lives. Whether it’s gut-wrenching anxiety with extreme mind fog or worrying about present/future events. Being a writer, I understand exactly what it’s like to have several things pulling me in different directions, in a single day. I want to write, I have creative ideas, I’ve gotta find leads, family, friends, exercise and all of the other things, I need to do to "adult".

What if I could tame the beast with creativity. The ability to transmute anxiety from one container and articulate it into a creative container. Creativity comes in numerous forms, whether you’re cooking your favourite dish, writing blog posts or even arranging flowers in your garden. Practicing a creative cycle weekly has proven to lower stress levels and I think it would be an interesting topic in a day and age, where anxiety is at such a high.

  • I think this is a great topic! The only thing is that anxiety can often prevent individuals from being creative. Even though I don't think that anxiety can necessarily be cured with creativity, I definitely agree that finding treatment options that help revitalize creativity will certainly help ease the burden of anxiety. – Kurlehh 5 years ago
  • I agree with Kurlehh, and I think that if somebody writes this article they should focus on how well anxiety could be "treated" with creativity. – Indigo 5 years ago
  • Instead of the word "cure" maybe "manage" is more appropriate in describing how anxiety can be handled? Maybe the topic could be broadened into what exactly is anxiety, how to recognize it, and how to go about handling it with creative pursuits; how anxiety can be a force for productivity and accomplishments. – chloet2 5 years ago
  • Things about how creativity could be motivated or created and through that you can judge about anxiety and how it can be treated – Rusi 5 years ago
  • "Practicing a creative cycle" I think needs to be rewritten, it's not clear what that means. But what motivates creativity is a good idea. – Joseph Cernik 5 years ago
  • I definitely agree with the people above. I suffer from GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder) and while creativity can help me a ton, there are some days where it is so bad that I can't bring myself to be creative in any way. I think creativity is more of an outlet than a cure. While sometimes I certainly do feel recharged and elated when I get my creativity flowing, the anxiety disorder itself is still there. This is great topic, insightful points can be made. This is just a topic that I feel needs to be addressed from all kinds of perspectives! – Megan Taylor 5 years ago

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