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Reawaken Your Creativity #creativity #MentalHealth

Through some self-reflection something occurred to me. I miss doing and making things. Over the years I’ve learned carpentry, metal work, worked in heating and air conditioning, and electronics. Some of my past college courses included education classes for grade school children. I worked as a YMCA program director developing daily schedules for working with children. I developed activities for exercise, swimming, arts and crafts and more.
Those experiences were invaluable professionally and interpersonally.
Lately, in my daily walk with depression, anxiety, bipolar, adhd, ptsd something was missing. A friend recently retired as a police officer after 35 years. I wanted to recognize his accomplishments.
I then started exploring something to make for him. The answer came after digging into some projects. This led me to discover knife making. My friend enjoys the outdoors, fishing, camping, hunting. I also decided to embark upon leather craft. The intent is to make a sturdy leather sheath for this knife.
I still have some work to do on this. It’s not a job but a joy to work on a project for someone else. I do a little at a time and rest or wait for epoxy to dry and cure. But then I return to it.
If I may take a little time to explain all of us have friends, family that care about us. Friendships should be built on trust and appreciation. Turning our thoughts outside ourselves is a start. Devoting your hobby (ies) to make something for them shows a personal effort and talent that may be something your friend of family member did not know about you. It can be anything: macrame, quilting, calligraphy, a painting or drawing, a special photo you took. The choices are innumerable and unique to you. But it allows some bonding with loved ones. In our personal struggles isolation is counter productive. Sure it’s good to meditate or journal but retreating into our “cave” can become our habit or routine. Try to take in the bigger picture by utilizing your talents and creativity. Creativity excites the imagination. As we work to feel and do better realize you are special. Take an art class, or learn something new.
There is a bible scripture, “Iron sharpens iron.” Encouraging others is a way to make someone’s day better and it has the benefit knowing you made their day.
Find your creativity. Give yourself space to explore your imagination. You have talents.

#creativity #Talent #Hobby #Imagination #encourage #ADHD

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#Imagination #

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