"Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” - Mary Lou Cook
There’s something to be said about making something with your own hands. To create something out of nothing but a pile of material is truly magical. It is imagination in action.
Making things with your own hands is an expression of self-care. It stimulates our brains and empowers our mental and emotional health. And, caring for something with your hands is an act of love. Therefore, whether you keep your creation or give it away, creating is an expression of love, kindness, and affection.
Creating sparks that childlike wonder in all of us. It creates a portal of positivity and possibility. Seeing what we’ve created by ourselves serves as a reminder of what is possible.
Making something with your own hands can build your self-esteem, courage, and confidence. Whether or not your creation comes out good, doing something new or different is a step out of your comfort zone and a form of taking risks. This is a helpful practice to building courage and confidence in other areas of your life. Taking healthy risks builds life experience and the ability to handle life challenges.
Creating is also therapeutic. It can take your mind off your troubles momentarily or help you work through them. It also offers a time of reflection. Looking back to see how you were able to overcome challenges helps build the courage and confidence to continue pursuing your goals and dreams. Therefore, making something with your hands is a simple way to practice self-care, build adventure into your everyday life, and boost your sense of pride, self-worth, and self-esteem.