How Creativity Benefits Mental Health

Creativity is extremely beneficial for mental health and for the brain overall. Not only does it increase your ability to problem solve, to find meaningful connections throughout your various experiences, it also provides you with a mental break that allows your mind to relax.

We’ve all had great ideas while we’re in the shower or while we’re driving, and that’s because our problem solving abilities can increase when we are exposed to new visual stimuli (driving) or if we are doing something monotonous and on auto-pilot. Rather than wasting gas and spending needless amounts of time in your car stuck in traffic, you can use your own creative practice to help you zone out, refresh your mind, and even passively learn a new skill while giving yourself a break from the taxing, anxious, and depressive thoughts we are often battling.

In this video, I take you along some of my DIY projects and tell you about how important creativity is for mental health. I hope that this video inspires you to start your own non-serious creativity practice or projects, and that this helps bring you some peace!

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