Feeling a little lost and bored while inside for long stretches of time? It is the perfect time to explore those creative endeavors you have!
You Have Longer Stretches of Time to Be Creative
Think about the reasons you weren’t able to work on your creative projects in the past. At least one of them is probably from lack of time. Life gets busy, and since being artistic or creative or doing something for fun is rarely a priority in people’s lives anymore, it’s natural to miss out on these fun things.
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But now that you are in isolation or quarantine, you have a lot more time to dedicate to these projects. Don’t let this free time go to waste! Do you want to come out of isolation having just spent all day browsing Instagram and watching Netflix, or do you want to create something or find something artistic that you never knew you would love so much?
You Might Have More Time Alone
If you are currently at home for a long stretch of time, and happen to be living alone or have more alone time than usual, then you can focus and dedicate more time to your creative endeavors. Many people have the “free” time in their lives, but it often is spent on family members, kids, or friends. While there is nothing wrong with that, it is also good to spend time alone to really focus on what you enjoy doing the most.
Being Creative Helps You De-Stress
Isolation can be very stressful and often leads to phases of anxiety and panic. A natural way to relieve those anxious feelings is by being creative. It uses a different part of your brain and can help you get into more of a mindful state.
When you are drawing, painting, writing, or creating something, you are thinking more about what you are doing and are really in the moment, as opposed to thinking about what o cook for dinner, your work deadlines, or paying your bills.
Get into the moment, appreciate your creative projects, and let yourself explore all the beauty in the world during this time.
Being creative doesn’t have to mean spending hundreds of dollars on art and craft supplies. There is plenty you can do from home with whatever you have on hand, from drawing or writing on a piece of printer paper, to using your kids’ crayon or colored pencils to teach yourself how to create art.