As children, creative time is built-in to our school week, but for many adults all but disappears. Having a creative outlet is vital for self-expression, relaxation, and for training your brain to think outside of the box.
Identify Something You Enjoy
Your goal doesn’t have to be to create art that you would share or sell, but it does need to be something that you enjoy. For some, cooking and baking are creative—for others, it is a household task. There is no right or wrong, but you must love what you do.
Pick One Or Many
You may have many creative interests or just one that holds your attention. Your interest doesn’t have to be a big investment in time or money and might include reading, creative writing, knitting, adult coloring books, painting, pottery, graphic design, or anything that is an outlet for you.
Don’t Forget To Try Something New
Even if you are dedicated to something specific such as painting, continue to experiment with new brushes, brush strokes, techniques, and types of paint. Or sign up for fun day or week-to-week classes to try any kind of new art.
Even an hour or two a week invested in your creative outlet of choice can have a healthy and positive impact.