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Primary Food Creativity

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>> Hi, there. I'm here to talk about Primary Food. And today, we're going to take a closer look at the area of creativity in the Circle of Life. I want to chat about viewing creativity through the Primary Food lines, and why taking action in this area for your life is essential to your overall health and well-being, whether you think of yourself as creative or not. First, let's start with how we define creativity at IIN. While most people think of creativity as artistic expression like singing, dancing, or fine arts, it's really much bigger than that. Although, singing, dancing, and drawing are all great ways to express yourself and your creativity, at its core, creativity is the ability to create things. Anything. It's the capacity to make connections between existing ideas and to come up with fresh solutions to problems. Cooking a healthy meal, being curious and asking questions, and making a business plan are all examples of creativity. Creativity can be as simple as coaching a friend on their latest dating dilemma or putting together a fabulous new outfit combinations from the clothes in your closet. Even the act of drafting an email can be a creative endeavor. A common misconception about creativity is that you have to reinvent the wheel and create something complex, amazing, or totally original like a mirror or a book. In reality, nothing is completely original. All creative work builds on an idea that came before it. Like the invention of the landline telephone to the cell phone or a bicycle to a motorcycle. The best ideas are often those that are fresh takes on a familiar concept. And creativity is about innovation and transformation, not just creation. So how we define creativity is quite broad. It includes writing, painting, building, and making, but we want you to look at it as much larger. It's you as an individual creating something in the world. So you may be wondering what does creativity have to do with wellness, and why do we teach about creativity in the curriculum. Like all areas of Primary Food, creativity can have a significant impact on your health. Research shows that creative people are happier people. They're more open-minded, confident, self-expressive, and more likely to be true to themselves. The act of creating builds new neurological pathways, which allows you to see situations in new ways. It improves your ability to understand other perspectives in people and gives you time and a space to process and release your thoughts and emotions. And that reduces stress, minimizes anxiety, and diminishes depression. Engaging in a creative activity helps you see the world in a broader and a more dynamic way. And that affects every area of your life. Creativity can also be thought of as your life energy. And it needs to be used and released to keep your energy flowing, and to keep you healthy and happy in the same way spending energy through exercise does. Not only is it good for you, but think about the fact that there's no one else in the world just like you that can do exactly what you do, how you do it. Each of us has a unique presence in this world and it would be terrible to rob yourself in the world of that. Creativity is truly a part of our physical, emotional, and spiritual makeup and it needs to be explored and expressed. While some people are very in touch with their creativity and intuitively explore ways to exercise creativity in their lives, just as many people seem to struggle with the idea of themselves as creative and don't know where to start. In this module and throughout the program, we'll guide you to how to get creative in a way that works for you, from simple doodling to a complex creation. For now, you can begin exploring this area of Primary Food in your own life by reflecting on your current relationship with creativity. Consider your answers to the following questions. What does creativity mean to you? Do you consider yourself to be a creative person? What kind of self-expressive, creative activities have you invested your time in? How can an exploration of creativity improve your life? On a scale of 1 to 10, what is your level of satisfaction in this area of Primary Food? In this module and across the program, you'll learn simple ways to prioritize this area of Primary Food in your life. At the end of the day, it's about progress, not perfection. So be open to experimentation and take it one day at a time. By exploring ways to increase creativity in your life, you'll enjoy health and happiness for years to come.

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Duration: 5 minutes and 16 seconds
Country: United States
Language: English
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Posted by: integrativenutrition on Feb 3, 2017

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