Why stress and creativity do not go well together

It’s been scientifically proven that, under duress, the brain shuts down the critical functions that feed the creative process. Tanya Livesey, Leadership Coach and Global Head of Creative Talent at The Talent Business, has some coping strategies for strung-out readers

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  • joyce luna 15/10/2017 at 5:27 pm

    what a gift this was…me at home facing 4 unresolved paintings and knowing full well the sabotage of other tasks awaiting..thank you.

  • Chris Warrington 13/09/2017 at 5:33 pm

    A great piece.

  • Tania Love 26/08/2017 at 2:51 pm

    So insightful, Tanya! All true. Just lecturing myself…

  • ian fletcher 22/08/2017 at 2:48 pm

    Being a new CD with a shiny new team this is a cracking article. It’s what I’m aiming for here at Signal. The ‘first one in, last one out’ and multiple plate spinning attitude is just sprinting to the grave. Nobody gets into creative to suffer from stress, high blood pressure and mental issues. It’s about creating really smart stuff and enjoying yourself as you do it.

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