When you create anything, you tap into the right side of your brain – giving your conscious left brain a breather from all the work it does on a regular, logical basis to keep everything in flow.
True, creating involves risk. So if you’re at all feeling vulnerable it may be the last thing on your mind. And here’s what I’m learning. This might be your moment to jump in. Here’s why. Creativity takes you on this wild journey. It begins with a bit of hesitancy as you embark on something strange, or challenging or just different. And then it morphs into a source of inspiration for you and to those around you.
Science backs this up, by the way, as researchers are discovering huge benefits from creativity:
- Improves your mood.
- Lessens your anxiety.
- Boosts your brain function.
- Reduces chronic illness.
- Improves immune health.
This is why I’m doing some crazy things to bring more creativity in my life. Like making Kombucha, which after 34 days of fermentations, dark cupboards and bottling yielded the most delicious blueberry – lemon concoction you might imagine. I wish I could send you a sip.
There’s a ripple effect with creativity. My family and friends, even you, are engaging with me in my new endeavors with real curiosity.
You see, when the benefits of creativity take hold in your life, there’s a good chance they’ll spill over to anyone you encounter, no matter how you connect.
Inspire yourself today with a creative thought or deed – and see where it takes you.
You’ve got this.