Creativity and mental health: Where do we overstep

15 October 2021 | Gesondheid
Kalistu R Mukoroli, PR and brand strategist

We tend to preach about being creative, but isn’t this contributing to mental health issues? Creative people always push themselves to the edge to ensure that their next project is better than their previous one, but what we don’t realise is that this harms their mental health if they think or believe that their work is not appreciated.

Questioning themselves over and over about their talent and sets of skills. It is a tough world out there indeed, and the pandemic has made it worse. The creative industry doesn’t operate like any other; they work odd hours, which helps with being productive. Sleeping during the day and staying up all night working is what many creatives do, but other people see this as being lazy. Are they lazy though? I doubt it.

Very few people in the creative industry speak boardroom language at all, but they are expected to do so. Maybe those in the boardroom need to learn how creatives communicate, rather than thinking that the creatives are not serious or don’t know how to communicate. All this contributes to the mental health of that creative person. Creative peeps, on the other hand, need to learn how to convey a message so that everyone can understand.

Creativity is awesome and tapping into it can help with creating a positive energy in any environment. Being creative is plenty important and that’s what fuels the creative industry.

Show some appreciation and support to the creative industry; everyone is not well. The creative industry is not well but sorting it out starts with all of us. The focus of this write-up isn’t about mental health or the creative industry solely, but it’s the start of both conversations that need to be held together.

Soortgelyk

 

Namibiër met Omicron: Kontakopsporing begin

39 minute gelede | Gesondheid

Ronelle Rademeyer - Die ministerie van gesondheid en maatskaplike dienste het reeds begin om die mense op te spoor met wie die Namibiese diplomaat wat...

Beleggingswet op ys … vir nou

39 minute gelede | Regering

Brigitte WeidlichDie minister van nywerheidsontwikkeling en handel, me. Lucia Iipumbu, het gistermiddag die konsepwet op die bevordering en fasilitering van beleggings in die parlement teruggetrek...

Somer, swem en lafenis

39 minute gelede | In beeld

Die munisipale swembad in Katutura en die een in Olympia is vanaf verlede Saterdag vir die publiek oop. Ingangsfooie by die swembaddens is N$10,50 vir...

Verdediging trap vas oor ‘geheime’

39 minute gelede | Ministeries

Augetto GraigDie ministerie van verdediging en veteranesake se boeke klop nie en die parlementêre staande komitee oor openbare rekeninge moes gister worstel om antwoorde uit...

Geen keer aan brande

39 minute gelede | Ongelukke

Tanja BauseDie brand wat ’n week gelede by die Osona- militêre basis naby Okahandja begin het, het gister laat namiddag nog steeds in die berge...

Vroeë vakansie ná uitgelekte vraestelle

39 minute gelede | Ministeries

Die ministerie van onderwys, kuns en kultuur sê skole gaan vroeër sluit as wat aanvanklik aangekondig is, om streke in staat te stel om voor...

Namibiërs kan derde dosis Sinopharm kry

39 minute gelede | Gesondheid

Henriette LamprechtNamibiërs wat volledig met Sinopharm teen Covid-19 ingeënt is, kan nou vir ’n derde bykomende primêre dosis gaan. Die tydsverloop tussen die tweede en...

Pohamba gekritiseer oor uitsettings vanaf sy plaas

39 minute gelede | Politiek

Augetto Graig en Enzo Amuele Nege en sewentig jaar ná haar geboorte op die plaas Guinaspoh, moet me. Amanda Kairises, haar man Alfred en hul...

Landdros in spervuur

39 minute gelede | Howe

Namibian SunDie opskorting in geheel van tien jaar se tronkstraf vir die verkragting van ‘n 13-jarige skooldogter het fel kritiek teen landdros Leopoldt Hangalo van...