I love to teach and I’ll admit, new education trends find teaching tasks taking up most of my wakeful time. A recent lengthy bout with pneumonia however, forced me to take time to rest. It also found me taking up a creative passion from long ago – crocheting. I found the break from “thinking” about teaching, expectations, and test scores refreshing and I believe it helped me heal quicker – both physically and mentally.
The link between creativity and mental and physical health has long been established. How are you feeling these days? Does your health or mental state need a lift? As George Lois stated, “Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything.”
Teacher work loads and stress seem less cumbersome when balanced with a creative activity. What’s your creative passion? Not sure what it is? Listen to Sir Ken Robinson discuss “Finding Your Element”.
Are you finding time for your creative passion? Remember – you have a life outside of work that only you can make fulfilling. Find time for a creative break today!