June 14, 2023

Letter to Myself 010: Creativity for Mental Health

Letter to Myself 010: Creativity for Mental Health

For this Letter to Myself, let’s take a look at how creativity can benefit your mental health.


The link between creativity and mental health has been studied for centuries. Creative arts are even utilized in many forms of treatment in mental health care!

Creative activities include singing, dancing, drawing, painting, writing, doing crafts, and so many more. These activities are known to reduce stress and anxiety, calm the mind, encourage self expression, and can provide a sense of accomplishment.

Art, in all forms, has given people meaning and significance for thousands of years. It is one of the ways we are able to communicate what may feel incommunicable. For those who have never expressed themselves creatively, you will quickly discover it is an amazing tool that you can utilize as often as you need.

With this in mind, we’ll be looking at ways you can jumpstart your creativity, fun hobbies you can start, and the benefits that come with expressing your creativity.

Helping Hands

This article looks at the benefits of creativity on mental health, and how to boost it ➔
Curious about why creative arts support mental health? This article explains it ➔
Here is a list of some creative hobbies that are known to benefit mental health if you don’t know where to start  ➔

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