Creativity in a “Stagnant” World

We’re into the beginning of July…and we’re still stuck at home! Now what?!

It’s time to get creative. 

A few weeks ago, we talked about the impact of play on our brain. Let’s talk about the impact of CREATIVITY on our brains! 

Research has found that crafty creativity can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. This is because it releases the neuro chemical in your brain, dopamine, which makes people feel happier and has been referred to as our body’s “natural antidepressant”. Further research found that creative novel experiences however, can activate our reward center of our brain, so getting creative with our loved ones can help to build those relationships! 

So what can creativity look like?

Creating a scavenger hunt for your kids or significant other

Creating a dream board. 

Carving watermelons- like a jack o lanterns, but with a watermelon!

Baking a new recipe.

Creating/painting artwork.

Gardening.

Planning a drive or hike in the mountains.

Let’s get creative- what creative craft or activity will you try out today or this week?!

*The information contained herein is not therapeutic advice nor a substitute for therapy. It should not be used to diagnose or treat any mental health problem. If you are located within the United States and you need emergency assistance please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. If you are located within Colorado you may also call the Colorado Crisis Line at 844-493-TALK (8255).

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