Today we are going to explore the benefits of how creativity improves your mental health.  Being creative can help you feel and live an incredible life.

 

When you get in a flow and you are completely absorbed in an activity, you lose all sense of self and time.  This in turn, reduces anxiety, boosts your emotional state and slows down your heart.  While in the moment being creative, you begin to feel happier.  At the end of a creative project, you feel successful and your brain releases dopamine.  This makes you feel good and your happiness levels rise.
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Creating Improves Your Mental Health

Getting into the flow while creating, increases your happiness, slows down your monkey mind and helps with anxiety levels.  You slow down and focus on the present.  Your stress and anxiety levels begin to subside.

 

When Life is Tough

Living with anxiety or depression/or both, going through stressful times in life can make things feel worse.  If you focus on a creative passion,Feng Shui Store - Feng Shui Shop it can help you manage negative emotions in a productive and proactive way.  Expressing yourself through creativity can help you to express your emotions, trauma and experiences.

Creativity can help you:

  •  Increase positive feelings
  • Boost your immune system
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Increase self-esteem
  • Improve your concentration and focus
  • Reduce distress and negative emotions
  • Decrease depression

 

How you can use your creativity to Decrease Mental Health Issues

  •  Gardening
  • Kitting
  • Cooking
  • Art
  • Drawing
  • Decorating Cakes
  • Photography
  • Music
  • Puzzles
  • Sewing
  • Dancing
  • Colouring
  • Writing
  • Pottery
  • Reading
  • Making Mood Boards
  • Creative Journaling

 

For Inspiration

  •  Learn new crafts
  • Take a course
  • Visit art museums and exhibits
  • Google images
  • Pinterest
  • Learn from a creative friend
  • Instagram
  • Write in Your Journal

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Creativity is one of the most beneficial and enjoyable ways to help with your mental Health.
Please comment below on your ideas that I haven’t mentioned on this blog post

Jodie x

 

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