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There are four ways that creativity helps the brain and I encourage everybody to take on something creative in their life.
Pain starts in the brain rather than the joints or muscles. When people are engaging in a creative activity or social activity, they experience less pain.
It also stimulates those parts of the brain that we need stimulating to help us recover from our past.
Doing something takes up that mental space from other stressful things that are often going through our minds.
When we do something creative, we see the product of our labors and can fell good about it. This helps us trust ourselves and raises our self-esteem.
Engaging in something creative helps us live out our life purpose. It helps us realize the gifts that we have and share them with the world. We become more connected and more purposeful in our life and this helps us mind, body and soul. This changes the way we see the world and the way we see ourselves.
There are so many creative ways to heal your brain physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Try something easy today.
Me? I garden, write, schedule my family's social activities, keep my house organized, and make herbal remedies and shoot and edit videos.
What creative projects are you involved in?
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