How Creativity Can Help Reduce Stress

Millions are beleaguered with Stress across place and time. It may be brought on by work or our daily life function, the fact is that many of us feel the strain that leads to emotional issues and physical problems. One of the most satisfying ways to combat stress is to engage regularly in a creative activity that brings enjoyment. For many, that outlet is creativity, whether it involves writing, photography, or drawing, the list is plentiful. Having a creative outlet can be both fun and therapeutic.

Being creative…and sharing!

The great thing is that, after people have put their feelings on paper or whatever outlet one chooses, they can share it with the world. Being able to share or to help educate others about something, can be extremely gratifying and healing!

Art Therapy for an example

  • According to the American Art Therapy Association, art therapy, can be used at and by every age.
  • It helps people relax, share, cope, to improve mood, especially can be helpful when one is in grief.
  • They also report that the creative process involved in artistic self-expression helps people to resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, and achieve insight.
  • Many people have art therapy-related hobbies that include crafts, drawing, painting, writing or journaling, all of which can provide a means to reduce stress and bring about feelings of happiness.

Being creative can also stimulate the brain, keeping people learning new things and engaging in life, which helps to ward off things like Alzheimer’s disease.

There are many companies which run today and specializes in self publishing. They help those who use their creative talents to be able to turn their work into something for the masses. Whether it is a novel, a nonfiction book, or a children’s book with illustrations, whether it is an adult book covering an issue in-depth or a children’s book that helps to explain a tough subject, it allows everyone to get their creative work into the mass marketplace.

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