In the hustle of life, it’s easy for our mental and emotional health to take a backseat. Most of us get sidetracked by career obligations, family responsibilities, and the day-to-day responsibilities of life.
Luckily, creative activities are literally therapy for your mind. Whether it’s writing, baking, gardening, sewing, or paper crafts, a creative outlet can really improve your mental clarity and emotional health.
Creativity is like yoga for the brain. The creative process relieves stress, improves health and minimizes the risk of depression and Alzheimer’s.
According to the American Journal of Public Health, numerous chronic diseases, including heart disease, depression, and Alzheimer’s, are associated with high stress levels. Of course, other factors such as diet and exercise matter, too. But when it comes to caring for your brain, less stress is best.
Creativity also increases and renews brain function. It’s no secret that work and school projects exercise our critical thinking skills. But when it comes to creative endeavors, we nurture different areas of the brain in new ways. CNN reports that engaging in creative tasks protects neuron growth by promoting the production of new neurons, which are crucial for maintaining a healthy central nervous system.
S0, today I worked at being creative. I reorganized my craft studio. I created a space for, scrapbooking, sewing and embroidery work.
I organized my acrylic stamps and paints.
I organized books and added a space for my silhouette and hot press.
I also added added space for scrapbooking.
I have missed scrapbooking. It is a long story but I have put my creative side on hold for several years. But, now I am refocused and have scheduled time to be creative, practice brain yoga.
If you are interested in scrapbooking, check out my website Scrapbookwife@Close To My Heart.
I would love to hear what you do to feed your creative soul.
~ Connie Kay A ~