Today is the day. Yes, I am back after a long hiatus, and it's been an eventful start to 2018 already, and not all of it for the good. No-one can ever know what the future holds for them, but the key to keeping all of those life balls in the air, is to just go with it. Play the hand you are dealt as we are often told.
March 20th is also the International Day of Happiness, but why try to be happy on just one day of the year? Take your own direction into happiness and discover the joy of creativity. You never know where it might take you.
"Happiness is a direction, not a place."
- Sydney J. Harris
|Food for the mind.|
Raspberries are delicious, and healthy,
but the painting itself was also a fun experience.
Easier said than done I know, especially when there are burst pipes, bins to take out, gardens to maintain, and all manner of day to day stuff. So how do we maintain that level of motivation that keeps us going? In this week's Bitesize I looked into how creative activities can have a positive effect on our mental health. it's nothing new, and there are many scientific studies that prove that by taking up a creative activity, we are more likely to build a positive mental outlook on life.
But don't just take my word for it. Here in the UK, the BBC are carrying out their own survey on how taking up a creative activity boost wellbeing, and keeps you happy. Take the survey
Taken from Bitesize, here are some extra tips on how to stay well.
|With snow on the ground, and biting winds, |
finding refuge in the studio for even a short time,
can lift the mood.
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