The Wonderful Advantages of Being CreativeCreativity and the behaviors and habits motivated by creativity come with many advantages not only because creative activities are relaxing and generate a good mood – here are a few further benefits of creative hobbies:
- Stress relief – creative activities are fun in a relaxing and meditative way. Whatever the outcome, whether it is aesthetically pleasing or gets instantly tossed to the bin, the process of creation takes the amateur artist to a different universe, one of tranquility and undisturbed attention. Stress is known to affect our health in many ways, from weight issues to heart problems, from anxiety and sleep problems to improper digestion and artistic creation can help with all of them;
- Problem solving – creative activities involve constant decision making as well. The artist has to decide which colors and tools to use, what shape to add to achieve the desired results and the process improves problem solving skills in other areas of life as well;
- Expression – any form creation is a form of self-expression and creative activities are known to facilitate both verbal and non-verbal communication;
- Affordable entertainment – most creative hobbies require just a few inexpensive tools, so the artist can enjoy all the great benefits of the creative process without having to spend a lot. Creativity with painting or pottery or another type of class is also a fun way to celebrate special events such as a birthday, bridal shower, or anniversary.