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Episode 11. The pressure to be creative

Updated: Mar 2, 2022

We’ve been told repeatedly for the past four months, that lockdown is the ideal time to be creative. But is it, really? When is a good time to be creative and is free time, together with the obligation to remain at home, conducive for embracing our creativity successfully?

In this episode, I analyse the pressure to be creative at a specific time, i.e. during a global pandemic, and dismantle a series of assumptions in the process. If you’ve been feeling the pressure and haven’t figured out what to do, this episode is for you!


A maths teacher can be creative. So can a financial adviser, a community builder, and a yoga teacher. Not to mention a speed painter, a potter, or an actor!

Creativity is everywhere and I love nothing more than to explore it in The Creativity for All Podcast, either by focusing on a theme – such as perfectionism, feeding your creative brain, or the pressure to be creative – in my solo episodes, or through my conversations with all manner of creative people.

I want to challenge the perception of creativity and, in the process, debunk many myths attached to it: it's painful, for artists and the chosen few, etc.

My guests and I are keen to zoom in and dissect the origin of an idea, the impulse that makes us engage with our own creativity, with the hope that it will inspire listeners to get creative too.

My podcast is designed for anyone who’s already being creative, or is tempted to use their creativity, in particular those of you who think they are not creative or can never be. I would love to change your mind!

The Creativity for All Podcast is sponsored by Blue as an Orange, where we believe in creativity through communication, and offer mentoring and coaching for aspiring writers and tailored language tuition for individuals and companies.

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