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A boost of confidence

Carving out some space to try new things can help us take risks in our art that we may not otherwise do.

Treating art as play reduces the fear and pressure of being perfect. This easy practice can also spill over into other aspects of life and help us to put ourselves out there in unexpected ways.

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Freeing up your creativity

In the book, An Artist's Way, Julia Cameron teaches the value of morning pages to free up your creativity: Writing three longhand pages first thing in the morning to unburden your mind.

One can apply the same methodology to artist pages: taking 10 - 15 minutes first thing in the morning to create as you wish. No rules, no expectations. Doing this can be surprisingly rewarding.

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The point of doing morning pages is the process, not whether the art is good or bad. In the process, we learn to love taking risks and trying new things to see what brings us joy.

Even if the art is "bad", we learn to embrace it for the process, the joy and the calm it brings to our day.

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Forcing ourselves to create daily can improve our work in unforeseen ways.

As our skills improve, so will our curiosity for learning increase. Adding workshops to refine our craft can inspire us to improve further.

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Regular doses of creativity help us attain the countless health benefits and live better, more fulfilling lives.

Incorporating creativity into one’s routine helps us become happier and smarter while being emotionally aware and grounded.

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Write for yourself

By writing for yourself, you're more likely to write something other people will like. Readers know when your work is authentic—the best way to be authentic is to write for yourself.

When you write for yourself, the process of writing is the reward itself. If you love doing something, you'll keep on doing it.

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Labeling emotions and acknowledging traumatic events, both natural outcomes of journaling, have a known positive effect on people, and are often incorporated into traditional talk therapy.

Keeping a journal helps to organize an event in our mind, and make sense of trauma. 

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