You’re free to be…

you're free to be...
How does it feel?
Jotting down some notes and thoughts with a ballpoint? Finding your flow or honing your style with a gel pen? Making some big, colourful statements with our markers? Bringing your thoughts to beautiful life with your set of brush pens? Whichever Zebra Pen you’re using, they all have one thing in common. They feel good – well balanced, smooth and smudge-free.

And, importantly, they make you feel good too.

Being creative is part of being human
We’ve been creative since, well, forever! Our ancestors made their mark on the walls of the caves they lived in more than 35,000 years ago. From etching outlines of hands into stone to drawing the animals that existed around them, these early humans were expressing themselves; they were being creative. And in countless different forms, from art to storytelling, communication to design, we’ve continued this spirit of creativity ever since.

So, how are you being creative?
Some people enjoy writing and drawing as a hobby, grabbing a few moments in a busy day or finding a quiet corner and devoting a couple of hours to it. Some people are lucky enough to do something creative for a living, whether that’s illustrating, working in design or writing short stories (or numerous other creative fields).

You might not even think of yourself as a particularly creative person, but take a look at all those doodles down the side of your notebook pages that you were making absent-mindedly while you were catching up on that podcast!-

It’s good for us
Whichever way you express yourself, you’re sure to get real pleasure from immersing yourself in the activity and transforming the moment. In fact, a lot of medical research has been carried out to show that being creative is a positive thing for our mental and physical wellbeing. It’s a really great way to disconnect yourself from any stress you’re feeling, as you express your inner thoughts and what’s in your mind’s eye.

As you focus and concentrate, it’s easy to become lost in thought: writing, sketching or simply doodling. Sometimes (if not most of the time) it’s not about what you’re creating – it’s about how you feel while you’re doing it.

Pick up your pen and let’s go!
So, what are you waiting for? If it’s been a while, why not remind yourself just how good it feels to get writing or drawing again. And if it’s already your go-to past-time, then thanks for breaking away from it for a few minutes to read this piece!