There’s nothing people like more than talking about how busy they are. Between family, friends and work, it’s all too common for people to complain that they just don’t have enough time to express themselves artistically. But finding that time can be extremely worthy way to spend your off-the-clock hours.
Having a creative side hustle outside of your job can lead to happiness. According to the study, engaging in just one creative activity each day can increase your overall well-being, making you more likely to feel energetic, enthusiastic and excited.
Find Your Muse
At this point you might be thinking, “But I’m not a creative person, so I guess I’m just doomed to an unhappy life.” But you can be wrong. It will not take much creative activity for participants to reap the benefits.
Just one, small creative activity a day can help and you don’t have to be a skilled artist either. Something as simple as mindless doodling, making a joke, or even daydreaming will do. You don’t even need to spend money to get your creative juices flowing. Take a beautiful photograph and put that on Instagram. Find a recipe and treat your family. Sew a pillow, sing along with the song, or try something different with your hair. Any creative pursuit, no matter how small can help you beat the blues. It only takes a single dose of creativity a day.
Creativity includes coming with original ideas, expressing oneself in original way, or spending time doing artistic activities. Most common examples includes making new recipes,painting, drawing, and sketching, knitting, creative writing(poetry, short fiction).
According to the research, we’d all be smart to find some time to get in touch with our inner muse.The study, published in the journal of positive psychology, found involved few participants keeping a daily diary for two weeks. They were asked to describe their mood each day and rate how creative they had been. After analysing the diaries, the researchers found that participants who engaged in creative activities didn’t just feel better in the moment; were happier the next day. Overall, they reported feeling more energetic, enthusiastic, and excited.
“Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better” – Martin Luther