When do we get the most original and creative ideas? Is it when you are under a looming deadline, or you just had a fight with your spouse or when you are living with an incurable disease? Probably not, although there is a notion that many people perform better when they are under stress. But performing well doesn’t necessarily mean being more creative.
There is more research indicating that relation between the stress and creativity is inverse and works both ways. Meaning when you are less stressed, you are more creative and when you are able to engage in potentially creative endeavors, like art and hobby, you are less likely to feel stressed. There can be a positive reinforcing cycle here!
Read full article here. How creativity can help reduce stress