There’s an ingrained cultural narrative that you have to suffer for your art. That creative genius is born of hardship and struggle. That it’s better to burn out than fade away.
It’s a narrative that has seemingly been embraced by the creative industry, with long hours, lost weekends, and unrealistic deadlines.
Isn’t it time we rewrote this myth?
There’s a wealth of evidence that happiness increases productivity. That feeling of security, not fear, improve creativity. That a healthy work/life balance feeds rather than dulls the creative mind.
Source: The Drum