ARTICLE SUMMARY: The importance of your mental health is an understatement. It’s a tough world out there, especially if you’re a creative. Between the deadlines we have, the pressure of continually having to produce innovative solutions day in and day out with a dose of pursuing perfection to top it off is exhausting.

Finding happiness as a creative can be a unique journey, often filled with ups and downs. Sometimes it really is a struggle and we need to step back and put things in perspective and decide a course of action.

The creatives’ guide to finding happiness” by Tom May helps us to take steps to get us out of the funk we’re in. He suggests we

  • Find fulfilment in expression
  • Strike the right life-work balance
  • Be honest with yourself

It’s not hard to get caught up in all the things that are going on in the world and find yourself totally distracted and not feeling a hundred percent mentally. You are not alone and there are probably more people out there that feel like you do than you realize.

Everyone gets to feeling overwhelmed at one time or another, what makes the difference is how you handle it.

So, what’s the secret to happiness? In truth, it lies less in one strategy than a combination of approaches, and there’s no easy silver bullet.

Remember, happiness is a journey, and there’s no one-size-fits-all formula for finding it. Trust in yourself and your creative process, and don’t be afraid to seek support when you need it.

This is a great article for anyone caught in the doldrums, not just designers.

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