The episode on anxiety and creativity came up on the playlist yesterday, and I relished listening to it again. As I know how many of us have had conversations about anxiety and creativity, I can't resist sharing this episode with you, as it focuses on how to harness your creativity in order to cope with an episode of anxiety and serves as a good reminder about how valuable it is to implement a regular creative practice in order to keep your imagination working for your mental health, and not against it.
Have a listen to the episode linked here, and let me know what you think in the comments! My go-to creative activities when I am feeling particularly jangled with anxiety are cooking, as all of my senses engaged (the colors, the smells, the feeling of handing beautiful foods from the earth) reading a really good book, or watching a movie that transports me to another time and place.
How about you? What are some of your tried and true creative practices that help maintain mental health?