Everyone needs a fun way to unwind. Turn your downtime into creativity time by trying a new activity. To get you started, here are our Top 5 Creative Activities Worth Your Time.
It may seem like a dull or boring choice, but it doesn’t have to be. This is your time- you get to choose what book you read. Reading a good book is the gateway to your imagination- the perfect way to get your creative juices flowing. Books are also transformative- they challenge our current notions with new ideas and concepts, forcing us to re-evaluate what we thought we knew to be true. Whether it’s fiction, non-fiction, printed, digital or audiobook, you can’t go wrong with a good book. Here are some MossyBrain recommended titles for your reading pleasure…
Writing is a chance to verbalize and articulate our inner thoughts. When we write, we are crafting our own narrative with our distinct point of view. Our voice is unique to us, so our writing is like a fingerprint or snowflake- 100% original. Take time to develop your writing style whether for personal posterity (journal, memoir), or as something to share (blog, poetry, short fiction, novel). Writing is a golden opportunity to birth something creative and original.
Drawing can be a fast way to communicate an idea. It can also be a satisfying and pleasurable activity. People who are hesitant to draw usually feel insecure about their drawing ability. That’s why there is no better reason for you to begin drawing something today. When you pick up a pen or pencil, you have the complete freedom to draw anything you can imagine, in any way you want. It may take time for your drawings to resemble anything recognizable, but that’s okay! Abstract art! Grab some paper and start drawing something. When you do, snap a pic and send it to email@example.com
Play a Musical Instrument
Music is a vital human expression.Being a musician myself since I was very young, I feel that playing music is the gift that keeps on giving. If you don’t already play an instrument, head over to your local music shop or pawn shop and grab something on the cheap. Watch lesson and tutorial videos on YouTube. You deserve to learn the skill of musicality. It will make your life better in so many ways- I promise!
Cooking or Baking
Everyone eats, right? Let cooking or baking be a creative adventure. Learn a recipe for something you really love to eat. Once you have it down, begin to experiment. Try new combinations of ingredients and cooking methods. Google recipe variants and research the science behind delicious food. You will eat better and impress anyone who tastes your dishes. Win-win.
Ben Beresh is a designer, filmmaker and co-founder of MossyBrain. Originally from Niagara Falls, ON, he now happily calls Broken Arrow OK home, along with his wife Jessica, four kids and dog Charlie. Ben likes to have a good time, all the time (Enneagram 7), as well as eating all types of sandwiches.
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