Need money? Work harder. Lack self-esteem? Build something you can be proud of and confidence will follow. Heartbroken, stressed, anxious, or any other debilitating emotion? Give your mind a break and focus on creating.

There’s no movie, video game, or social media network that can give you the same fulfillment that comes from making something. That “something” can be anything. What you create isn’t nearly as important as the feeling of accomplishment you get from doing the work.

Don’t allow yourself to be bored; it’s a poor disguise for laziness. There are endless opportunities to learn something new, especially with today’s technology. Strive to be a creator rather than a consumer.