Have you ever tried to do a creative task under stress? What was the result like?

Not that great, right? That's because the higher the stress, the lower the creativity.

Creativity is a phenomenon that involves our imagination. It thrives when we have lower levels of stress.

When we feel stressed, our body goes into the fight-freeze-or-flight mode. The stress hormones increase our heart rate and blood pressure and shut down our digestive and other bodily functions. This takes up so much energy that are not able to think creatively.

Also keep in mind that when we’re overexposed to stress, over time our creativity reduces.