Good Day. I hope all of you reading are having a great day and are enjoying the little blessings we receive every day.
Seems like we are always busy and always on the run. Calendars are brimming with appointments, and we always seem to be pressed for time. We stay up later and wake up earlier. We are always connected, reading, scanning, skimming, and absorbing hundreds of bits of information all day long. Notifications are always pinging, and we are always struggling for a balance. Sounds exhausting and, I must say, a bit overwhelming.
So, where do you decide to draw the line? At what point do you decide to turn things off and take time to just slow down and enjoy the beauty around you?
As posted by Digital Information World the 2019 digital reports from Hootsuite and We Are Social revealed that we are averaging six hours and 42 minutes online each day. Half of that on mobile devices. Spread out over an entire year that is more than 100 days of online time every year, for every internet user. That is more than 27 percent of every year. Isn’t that an astronomical number? Over a quarter of your year is spent online being bombarded with data.
So, here I am writing a blog. Somewhat ironic, I would say.
With our busy day-to-day lives, it is essential to stop, take a deep breath, and realize that we can step away and let our minds be creative. We can stop and daydream. We can sit back and watch the clouds. We have creative minds, and we should let our minds wander and discover creative outlets. Enjoy those outlets. Take in an art class, a cooking class, a photography workshop, a performance, a ballet, an art show, or take a stroll through an art gallery. Learn a craft, how to knit, or play an instrument. Whatever you decide to do, just open your mind to some creativity. Invest in some art to fill your place with a creative touch.
A place to sit back and enjoy, to let your mind wander through the scene.
A June 25, 2018 article in Forbes had several points on how creativity improves your health. It increases happiness as creative repetitive motions result in the release of dopamine. Creativity also reduces dementia, depression, and isolation. Improves mental health due to its calming effects. Boosts your immune system and makes you smarter.
Studies have shown that people who play instruments have better connectivity between their left and right sides of the brain. Unfortunately, I am not musically inclined in any way, shape, or form. But I do love to listen to music.
So, grab a pen for some creative writing, doodling, or coloring. Listen to some music, get our hands dirty gardening, pick up a camera or grab a paintbrush. Just let yourselves be creative for a better and improved you. It is well worth the investment.
Thank you for reading and get creative!! :-)