The Joys of Creating Something
Activities that involves making use of your creative intelligence are a good way to take your mind off any life worries and also reduce stress. By incorporating activities such as writing a book, drawing, painting, making music, and a lot more into your lifestyle, you will be making use of your creativity and imagination. Some of the benefits of indulging in activities that involve creating something include:
- Writing and Happiness
A large part of writing and happiness is something known as “expressive writing.” By expressive writing, you will be jotting down what comes to your mind, and how you feel. This kind of writing frees your mind from overwhelming thoughts and allows creativity to flow spontaneously. There are lots of therapeutic benefits that can be derived from doing this. Expressive writing will help to improve your mood, your general well-being and your overall outlook. By doing it regularly, you will also be reducing stress levels.
- Reboot your brain
Imagine getting to work, but unable to carry out any task, because your brain is asleep. Rather than wasting time, waiting for you brain to reboot, by simply picking up a pen and writing down a list or thoughts for a few minutes, this activity will activate and stimulate some key motor and sensory skills within your body. Your brain will become actively engaged and give you the boost you may need.
Try spending at least 15 minutes every day for 2 week and notice if writing helps to reduce your stress. Write anything that pops up in your head. Ignore grammar and punctuation, write freely. Make your writings entirely random. You can also change subjects as you like. This taps into your creativity and opens up your mind to new ideas and productivity.
Drawing and Painting
- Improves Creativity
When you draw or paint, you are making use of your imagination. This creates clear images of things and objects ranging from people, houses, places, and so forth. In fact, you can decide to describe your emotions by simply creating abstract art.
Irrespective of whether you know how to draw, paint, or not, activities like this, that require you to make use of your creativity and vision, play a major role in the development of your brain. For artistic or right-brained individuals, drawing and painting is an incredible way to improve their creative skills.
- Improves Memory
Research has indicated that drawing and painting helps individuals with aliments like Alzheimer’s disease. Even though they have memory issues, encouraging them to draw or paint more may help to boost their ability to recall.
Drawing and painting helps to sharpen the minds through thinking and imagination. Individuals who do this regularly keeps their brain active, preventing memory issues. It also helps those who have memory issues enjoy and partake in creative activities regardless of their health condition.
- Pleasure and Fun
Drawing helps to promote relationships. You can find art classes just about anywhere in your community. It gives us an opportunity to spend quality time with friends, ask them to join a class with you and learn new skill together. This is a good way to relax and have fun.
It’s self-soothing for me to draw. So if I’m upset, drawing makes me less upset. ~Bruce Eric KaplanClick to tweet
- Music and Stress
Music has a unique connection with our emotions. It is a very efficient stress management tool. Making music has a soothing and relaxing effect on the body and mind. Some of the physiological benefits of making music include reducing blood pressure, slowing the heart rate and pulse, and decreasing stress hormones levels.
- Stepping into the zone
Making music helps to absorb your attention. It gives you an opportunity to explore and express your emotions. What this means is that; making music is a great to become so engaged in your project that neither time or space matter, you’re in the zone, keeping your mind focused, and free at the same time.
- Music as therapy
Right from time, several generations have made use of music in treating illnesses and restoring harmony between mind, body, and soul. Making music also help reduce exhaustion, stress, and improve mood among students. Music therapy helps in reducing emotional distress, as well as boosting the quality of life among patients.
All these are some of the ways through which taking part in an activity that involves creating something can be beneficial to you. What are you doing to be creative? Maybe this is the right time to include any of these into your day-to-day activities.