Are We Talking Arts and Crafts Here???
Honestly, it doesn’t’ matter what you decide to create, just get your hands, your heart and your mind in there. Some examples, outside of making clay ashtrays or lanyard are:
-Writing a song
-Cooking a meal you’ve never made before
-Redecorate your living room
-Plant in your garden
-Write a concept for a new business idea
Not only does focusing your energy in creation take you away from mulling over ongoing nagging thoughts, but if you notice, these creative tasks have something in common. They can all be shared and enjoyed by someone else. As a professional who works closely around relationship issues and needs, I whole heartedly believe much of our healing is born from the connection we have with others, close or acquaintance.
So your solo project is multi-faceted: You are kept busy, you are made keenly aware of your ability to be productive with purpose and you are able to contribute to someone else’s joy. All of these things aid in boosting one’s confidence as you’ve added to your sense of self and empowerment. So the next time you are experience overwhelm of one of many emotions and need to reboot, remember this “The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.” Dieter F. Uchtdorf.