Creativity is vital to your holistic wellness and being creative can help you during your recovery. Popular to contrary belief, there are many ways to be creative outside of traditional drawing, coloring, and painting. Whether you consider yourself to be an artist or not, there are several ways you can be creative.
Here are some ideas to get you started.
Make a New Music Playlist
Creating playlists can be a simple, fun, and easy way to discover new music. You can create playlists full of any type of music you come across, categorize them by what they remind you of, and name them something that intuitively comes to you. Music can also alleviate distressful emotions through sound and aid in your recovery.
Explore a New Place
Whether it is a new state, town, park, store, or space in your backyard, exploring a new place can provide the opportunity to connect with and discover things beyond your everyday life.
Try to choose a time each week, or every other week, to have no other plans than exploring someplace new — close by or far away from home — to feed your inner artist.
Cook a New Recipe
Nutrition is a crucial and often underlooked component of mental health. Cooking nutrient-dense meals is a great way to nourish both your mind and body during your recovery journey. Cooking can be an intentional practice of slowing down to fuel yourself rather than eating on the go for each meal. Instead, it can allow you to mindfully connect with the foods you are putting into your body. You can also experiment with new recipes.
You can decide how minimal or complex your cooking style will be. Either way, there are plenty of wholesome, diverse, and creative options for any style or taste. You may even find you like something new, or discover a new staple recipe to have on hand.
Infusing creativity into your life can help you during your recovery. Whether it is through making a new music playlist, exploring a new space, or cooking a new recipe, creative wellness can be an anchor in and support you on your journey. If you or a loved one is struggling with substance or alcohol abuse, we can help. At Avalon Malibu, we recognize how intimidating recovery can be and are here to support you every step of the way. To learn more about our available treatment programs and professional, caring specialists, call us today at (844) 857-5992.