Thinking About Thinking: Negative Emotions Spurring Creativity

A group of European journalists found that bad moods can be used against creative blocks.  This article from 99U, “Use Your Anger to Smash Creative Blocks,” cites the findings from this study to tout the advantages of having a bad mood once in a while.    While the power of positive thinking is a popular idea, there are nonetheless ways to put our rainy days to good use.

From 99U

From 99U

Channeling all of the negative energy into the thought process can break down the ways we typically think and potentially lead us to the next great idea.

Has there ever been a time when a dark moment led to a breakthrough for you?


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