I often ask the question, what sets your soul on fire?
Spending time in my creative space does it for me. Do you make time to be creative? It’s necessary!
We all naturally tap in to our creative energy because it makes us happy and energizes our life. My favorite areas for creativity are; with my wardrobe, architecture and design, vision casting for my work, and creating a cozy home for my family.
When we spend time using our creativity, it has been shown to improve our overall health, specifically with brain function along with mental and physical health. With the increased happiness that is shown to come from being creative, anxiety reduces, mood is boosted and the heart rate slows.
Science shows that a creative act such as crafting can help focus the mind, and has been compared to meditation due to its calming effects on the brain and body. Even just gardening or sewing releases dopamine, which is a natural anti-depressant. Creativity reduces anxiety, depression, and stress… And it can also help you process trauma.
Creative activities help to fight anxiety because they activate the parts of your brain that process emotions. Music and art, for example, help to calm brain activity and allow us to feel a sense of emotional balance and stability.
Even in your work when you succeed at creating a result, no matter what it is, your brain is flooded with dopamine, which is the feel good chemical that helps motivate you. The hit of dopamine you feel encourages you mind and your heart to do more.
Giving yourself the gift of making time to be creative and doing the things that bring happiness and fulfillment to the deepest part of yourself will immediately become a game changer and level up your life. Its so easy to get lost in the daily must-do list, and not make the time for ourselves to truly flourish and feel inspired to let our creativity flow out of us.
Reshape your schedule and make the time for yourself, it’s a game changer for your health and you never know what creative brilliance will develop inside you to set your soul on fire in a whole new way.