{The Daily Creative} Creator’s High

Creatives at work

{The Daily Creative is a regular-ish series of blog posts that explore finding creative inspiration in the everyday.}

Recently I was in Tybee Island and Savannah, GA for a mini-vacation.  As I was wandering around the many lovely squares in Savannah, I saw these two guys painting together.  You can’t tell from the photo above, but they were laughing and painting, painting and laughing.  Not suffering for their art, these two.  Nope, these guys were downright joyous, I tell you.

What occurred to me while watching them was how happy the simple act of creation seemed to make them. 

Do you ever feel that way?  You begin working on a project and get in that good flow state, endorphins coursing through your blood stream, leaving you feeling deeply happy and fulfilled.  You lose all track of time, and when you’re done, you feel magically lighter and more blissful than when you began.

Man, I love that feeling.

It’s like runner’s high, but for creators.  (“Creator’s high” then?)

If I feel cranky for no reason, I know I need to tap into that endorphin-producing state by doing something creative – even if it’s as simple as cooking a meal or writing an email to a friend or whipping out the iPhone and taking a few shots.  The very act of creation, no matter how small, makes me feel better instantly.  

“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.”  –Osho

Is this true for you too?  Have you noticed that being in a creative flow state positively impacts other areas of your life? I’d love to hear your thoughts and insights in the comments.  Please share ‘em below!

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