Though a previously unknown and highly communicable disease is a clear and present threat, the other side of a pandemic situation can result in an equally destructive and potentially longer lasting health issue: Mental illness. We’re not talking all-out crazy here, but low levels of stress over an extended…
How do you foster your own creativity?Here are 99 ways to tap into your inventive, innovative and artistic side!
We all know food is good for the soul, but did you know that cooking is great for your mind? There is a growing body of evidence in psychology research that creativity and emotional functioning are very much connected.
Scientific research has found that there are mental and physical benefits to journaling. It may promote not only communication and self-awareness skills but also a stronger immune system, a boost in self-confidence and an increased IQ.
Many mental health professionals, agree that focusing on gratitude is a growing trend. Studies support the findings that lower stress, better sleep patterns and improved personal relationships can result from taking time to be grateful; to give thanks and count your blessings.
Art therapy has been shown to reduce anxiety and improve mood. Artistic activity can purge negative feelings by distracting you from stressful thoughts and emotions.
If you’ve never crocheted, it’s fun and easy to learn. Crocheting and other kinds of fiber-art techniques can be great creative self-care strategies, that in addition to calm and concentration, help treat insomnia, anxiety, stress, restlessness and depression.