High stress level = high creativity level?

Posted on December 22, 2010




To say my life is stressful right now is an understatement.

Here’s what I’m currently dealing with:

* expensive and involved dental surgery
* doubling of health insurance premiums
* increasing health issues with my mother and mother-in-law
* continued poor economy in Massachusetts.

Surprsingly, my creativity is also high. I’ve written ten blog posts in the past two days. I’m curious as to why I feel so creative all of a sudden.

Here’s my take on why this sudden burst of creativity:

* I’m keeping up with my fitness routines. This entails intense weight training, combined with lots of yoga and stretching.

* My brain is so tired from dealing with my life situations, I’m completely focused on my workouts.

* I feel strong. I feel in control.

* I can see the results of my hard work. I’m physically stronger and have a lot of energy.

I think it has something to do with the firing of neurons in my brain. Anytime I get completely immersed in something that I love, I get new ideas.

I’m really looking forward to the new year and feel ready to take on whatver comes my way.