Creativity Is Good for Your Health

Despite a dubious link to mental health, being creative not only produces solutions, new thought processes, bold ideas, or a nice quilt: it actually has great benefits to your physical health.
The American Journal of Public Health noted that engaging in a creative pursuit is a great way to relieve stress. In fact, you don’t even have to physically do something creative to de-stress—the journal claims you just have to watch somebody doing something creative or see the results of their work.
Creativity impacts the brain in much the same way that meditation does: by focusing on mindfulness, being in the moment, and reflecting on internal process. Whether it’s sewing, painting, building a garden, or watching a movie, both the act and the mere engagement with creativity naturally stimulate a sense of calm.

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