If you’ve been on autopilot for years moving through the drift of everyday life, you’ll discover freedom when you start to decide how you want to spend your day. You my even find gratitude when you are able to put time and energy into things that make you feel healthier and happier.

One way to tap into what you want to do versus what you have to do is to flex your creative muscles. One way to start flexing your creative muscles is to sign up for different types of interactive classes. Kudos is a women’s boutique near wester Wisconsin and the Eastern Twin Cities that has classes you can sign up for to cultivate your creative energy. Here are three reasons why it is important to be more creative:

1.      Chances Are You’ll Live Longer

Research has found that the more creative you are, the longer you’ll live. Why? One potential reason is tied to neural networks. Creating art can decrease negative emotions, which can reduce and anxiety and will most likely lead to improved medical outcomes that you to live a longer, healthier life.

2.      You’ll Become a Better Problem Solver

Oftentimes, if you struggle with solving a problem, it’s because you are looking at the problem from a linear, logical approach. If you look at a problem with a creative approach, you’ll be able to see the situation from multiple angles. Creativity can help you look at things differently and can help you handle uncertainty. Research has shown that people who are more creative can adapt their thoughts to handle the unknown, which means you can live a better life with uncertainty.

3.      You’ll Be More Confident

Increased creativity widens your emotional spectrum as well as increases your risk of failure. Creativity often goes hand in hand with the need to be vulnerable. Flexing your creative muscles can be a great way to build confidence because you learn that failure is just a part of the process. Once you’re able to experience failure as something you can survive as well as something that helps you learn and grow, you can release the fear and try something new even though you know you might fail.

Flex Your Creative Muscle at Kudos

If you live near the Twin Cities, we’d love for you to try out our garden classes to tap into your creativity. Check out our list of workshops and classes we’re hosting in our garden center. Increase your creativity, have fun, and meet new people. We look forward to getting creative with you!