Being a creative person and embracing your inner creativity can help you release stress and tension. Whether you enjoy drawing, painting, singing, fashion, or writing, creativity is a critical part of the human experience. However, all too often in corporate environments, we are told that creativity is actually a liability. We are told to restrain our creativity and instead navigate a corporate bureaucracy that can demands conformity. This is why so many people who work corporate jobs proclaim that they feel drained, or like a robot: often these positions don’t allow the same level of creativity that might be found outside of office jobs. But just because you might not be able to be at your most creative at work, doesn’t mean that you should let all creativity seep out of your life. You can work a corporate job and still be a person who embraces creativity. Let’s take a look at how.
Ways You Can Maintain Your Creativity And Individuality
Perhaps you have a very structured position where you can’t think outside the box on a regular basis. You can still maintain your creativity outside of work by taking up passion projects. Maybe you enjoy writing music, or maybe you run a blog. Creative pursuits are often more fun if done in a group, and luckily, painting courses have become quite popular. Find creative outlets that you enjoy, and let them be a way for you to relieve the stress from work. You’ll find that bringing out your inner creativity will help you clear your mind.
Corporate Culture Can Be Draining—Don’t Let It Rob You Of Your Creativity
We all know that it can be draining conforming to numerous rules and regulations at work. But you can’t let that rob you of your creativity. Singing, dancing, painting, drawing—those things help you relieve stress and help you come back after the weekend feeling refreshed. If you don’t do those things, the pent up stress from work will just build up until it overflows.
Creativity Is Something To Be Celebrated
We celebrate work milestones, like promotions, productivity numbers, and sales. Why not celebrate our creative milestones too? If you’ve created a painting that means a lot to you, then show it off to your friends and family. If you’ve started writing a book, share it with your friends. If you are a designer, take pride in the pieces that you make and celebrate them. Your creativity is something to be celebrated and enjoyed. It is more than just a pastime, it is an important part of who you are.
Regina Fasold is a seasoned Executive Coach and Leadership Expert. Her extensive professional background and her 10+ years of experience as a Global Executive Coach have allowed her to assist over 300 senior executives in corporations throughout the United States and in over 25 countries around the world.