Feeling overwhelmed or just mentally drained after the festive season? We recommend getting creative!
Creative activities can be highly therapeutic for the mind and can help to relieve stress and other mental problems naturally. It can also help improve our physical wellbeing. For instance, stress can cause weight gain or weight loss in some of us – creative activities can help our bodies to find a more natural, regular and balance.
Self-expression – whether its scribbling on a piece of paper, moulding pottery, creative writing, gardening, baking, painting, sewing or even playing music – can all be highly enjoyable, creative activities that can help us to regain mental clarity. Undertaking creative activity in a natural, outdoor setting can further enhance the benefits received.
Getting creative can have many benefits. It can:
- improve and renew brain function
- assist people with Alzheimer’s
- improve our interactions with others
- positively change your mood
- encourages lateral thinking and problem solving skills, and
- boosts your self-esteem and can help establish a sense of accomplishment.
Recharge your creative and physical energy this year by making time to do something creative on a regular basis. If you have children, why not make creative activity a regular pastime for the whole family? The rewards will surprise you!