The conventional belief is that freedom fuels creativity. When you have artistic independence with no preconceptions or guidelines limiting your creativity, you are considered to have the optimal environment to come up with brilliant ideas.
However, if you are anything like me, you may find this concept a bit intimidating and overwhelming. I find that the idea of unlimited possibilities actually limits my ability to create anything because there is an infinite number of things I can do and in the end I feel overwhelmed with the number of options.
If you share this feeling, don’t feel bad because it turns out that we are not the only ones! Lately I have been reading a number of articles that talk about the correlation between constraints and creativity and how a healthy balance of restrictions can actually fuel the creative genius in people.