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CREATIVE EXPRESSION AND WELLNESS Part 2

NEWBODY TRAINING SYSTEM LL




By Frederick Neal


Creative activities, such as painting, writing, playing music, or crafting, can serve as a form of relaxation and distraction from everyday stressors. When individuals immerse themselves in creative tasks, they often experience a "flow" state, where they become fully absorbed in the activity, leading to a sense of calm and reduced stress.

Creativity is often associated with positive emotions. Expressing oneself artistically can lead to feelings of joy, satisfaction, and accomplishment. Engaging in creative pursuits has been shown to increase the production of dopamine, a neurotransmitter associated with pleasure and reward, thereby enhancing mood. Successfully completing creative projects can boost self-confidence and self-esteem. It provides individuals with a sense of achievement and validates their abilities, leading to a more positive self-perception.


Artistic expression allows individuals to externalize their emotions and thoughts in a non-verbal manner. This can be particularly beneficial for individuals who find it challenging to express themselves through words alone. Through creativity, they can explore and process complex emotions, leading to a greater understanding of their feelings and experiences.


Engaging in creative activities often requires focus and concentration, promoting mindfulness and a sense of being present in the moment. This can help individuals temporarily detach from worries about the past or future, reducing anxiety and improving mental clarity.


Creativity can be a means of coping with trauma or challenging life experiences. Art therapy, for example, has been used to help individuals process trauma, reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and foster resilience.


Participating in creative pursuits can lead to social engagement and a sense of community. Social interactions and support from others with similar interests can positively impact mental health and reduce feelings of isolation. Creativity stimulates cognitive processes and neural pathways in the brain, potentially improving memory, problem-solving skills, and overall cognitive functioning.


Find your creative side through wellness training and build a foundation to express that creativity at Newbody Training System LLC.


Master Frederick Neal

ACE Certified Health Coach | ACE Certified Personal Trainer

ACE Sports & Fitness Nutrition Specialist

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