Why Daily Creating Is As Important As Daily Exercise

I think people sometimes forget that they are capable of creation. We’re so caught up in consuming everything in our media-rich world, that many of us don’t remember we can contribute a piece of ourselves to it, no matter how small.

We all know daily exercise is important to our health and well-being. I’m here to argue that daily creation is just as important. Exercise keeps your heart pumping and healthy and strong. I think creating does the same for your soul.

I have never felt more fulfilled or satisfied than when I have created something of my own. A job promotion, good grades, a faster mile, these all pale in comparison. Creating a design or a film or a podcast do something these accomplishments can never do: leave an imprint of myself on the world. A part of me is in everything I create, and someone halfway across the world could connect with my work. They may not know me, but they can relate to how I feel.

Mr. Vonnegut makes an important point: a lousy poem is still a poem. Fear of creating badly should not stop you from creating at all. It doesn’t matter if no one sees it, or likes it, or shares it. Creating is not for them, it’s for you.

I hope Mr. Vonnegut and I have convinced you to pick up that hobby you gave up long ago, or invest in a new one. Creating regularly and with passion will be fulfilling and rewarding, I promise.

The first design is part of my #VisualTweet project, where I’ve challenged myself to make my social media presence more meaningful, inspiring, funny, and just plain fun. Click here to read more about the project, and stay tuned for more articles and designs.

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