But how does creativity improve our well-being? Boredom impacts our emotions, our behavior, or cognition, experience, and our physiology. Creativity improves our performance, allows us to make meaningful connections in our work, and improves our opportunities to attain social, emotional, cognitive, and experiential stimulation.
Addressing the mental health issue for medical professionals, to me, is analogous to our view on treating a patient. Do you treat the symptoms of a disease or do you invest your time to find the root cause of the disease?
We are obsessed with fast results. We want what we don’t have and we envy those who have photoshopped bodies or who have the job we want. Everyone talks about “starting tomorrow” or “One day I will…” but the reality is you can keep filling in the blanks because it is never going to happen unless you change one thing. Your MIND.
To most, motivation is but a fleeting moment in time we experience once a day, once a week, or once a month. It is the exception as opposed to the norm. We like to think we are always motivated, but without constant reminders, we realize the never-ending battle to stay motivated is within ourselves. An incessant, internal dialogue, where we try to convince ourselves we are going to be productive, just so three hours later we can mentally shame ourselves for sitting on youtube or Instagram for 2 hours and 45 minutes. We all know this scenario too well.