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Reduce Stress with Creative Self-Expression

If you are looking for a fun way to focus your mind, reduce stress and be productive, get creative and express yourself! Creative self-expression can take many forms; art, crafts, writing, photography, music, cooking, baking or simply through the way we dress! Self-expression that gives us quiet meditative time can help us to feel more connected to ourselves. When we are creating, we can let our worries and concerns go and get lost in the “flow”. 

Getting lost in our creative flow is beneficial for both our mental and emotional health. When we are in a state of flow, we are completely absorbed in what we are doing, free from all worry and distractions. This is why creative self-expression is a great way to reduce stress and improve our overall mood.

If you find yourself feeling stuck, break up your routine by doing something that engages your creativity. When we try new things, we can discover new opportunities and have different experiences.

As the only Center for Successful Aging certified by Masterpiece Living in Northern California, Acacia Creek is committed to empowering residents to live life to its fullest—whether that means building new friendships, challenging our intellect, creating new experiences, or strengthening our bodies.

Creative self-expression can be an adventure into our imagination. When we are being creative, we are free to use our imagination to bring new ideas to life, and this helps us to be more open minded and flexible. Creative thinking makes us more willing to consider new ideas and perspectives, to see the world in new ways and to come up with new solutions to problems. This is true of viewing the creative self-expression of others.

Seeing the creative expression of others can help jump start our own creativity. If you are looking for a creative outlet, spend time with people who engage in their creativity. You can do this by trying Acacia Creek’s different classes or different activities. Being part of a group allows us to share our unique perspectives and experiences with others. When we surround ourselves with people who support us and encourage our self-expression, we tend to feel more empowered to try new things.

Whatever form your creative self-expression takes, we are more likely to live a more fulfilling and meaningful life. There is no right or wrong way to express yourself, so explore different things until you find something that works for you. Remember, living life to the fullest is a journey, not a destination. It’s about enjoying the ride, being open to new experiences and making the most of every moment.

Article by: 
Penny Vittoria
Successful Aging Coach

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