creativity

Express your creativity ~ Delight in the mystery of your inner muse.

The desire to create is one of the deepestOh my, it has been two weeks since I have posted on this blog. I have been busy with my daughter’s wedding which was on the 21st of August. The wedding was beautiful and last week I took some time to unwind. At least that is what I have told myself.

The truth is that I was not very motivated to write about this card. I found it easier to BE creative. Creativity, for me, is a release valve.

Instead of writing about creativity I was setting up a new website, making some new pillow shams/pillow for my guest room, and cutting out my next quilting project. All projects that were put on hold to allow for wedding preparation. Avoidance of writing this blog?  Maybe.

As a therapist and as someone who lives with a chronic illness, I know the importance of creativity to living a meaningful/purposeful life.  My creative endeavors allow me to share my computer skills, gift my family and friends with handmade quilts, and be of service to others in some small way……. and it feels good and it keeps me engaged life.  It is an important part of my self-care.

Creativity, it turns out, is good for our health in so many ways. According to researchers Ebersole & Hess, (1998) here’s a list of things that creative expression may do for you:

  • Create balance and order
  • Give a sense of control over the external world
  • Make something positive out of a loss, bad experience or depression
  • Maintain our sense of integrity
  • Help resolve conflicts
  • Make thought and feeling clear
  • A greater sense of well-being and personal growth.

Read the article….

 

Need more information on the benefits of creativity?  Click on the links below.

A Creative Life is a Healthy Life

The Benefits of Play for Adults

How do you express your creativity?

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