Do you ever get into those moods where you feel bored of life in a way? You feel stuck in the same static routine, and you feel like you need something exciting to happen and change things up a bit?
Boredom always precedes a period of great creativity – Robert M. Pirsig
Boredom is a really bad mental state to be in, and your mental health is EVERYTHING, but boredom can also be a great motivator to start a new venture, or pick up a new hobby. The best thing you can do is channel your boredom into creativity. When was the last time you did something outside of your job or school?
Not sure what hobby to try out? I was venting to one of my friends a few weeks ago and I explained to him that I wanted to pick up a new hobby to keep me creative, and he gave me this small exercise to bring out my inner creativity.
He told me to think of about something. Anything. The first thing that came to my mind, and I wrote down “music”. He then asked me “what do you think about when you think of music?” I said “Foster the People “(my favorite band) and what do I think about after that? This continued until I felt like I found my answer, which came down to making make homemade skin care products (because I LOVE anything skin care related) and clay sculptures, like I used to in elementary school. When I was telling my friend what I thought about after each word, I would get really off topic sometimes that I honestly don’t know how it ended up to this lol, but it worked! It looks simple on paper, but here’s my little chart:
So how did I get from Mark Foster to little jars to facial products to clay sculptures? The world may never know.
The next day I went straight to Barnes and Noble to purchase a book on skin care recipes, and its been a work in progress. As well as all the clay making, let’s just say I’m not as good as I used to be in elementary, but it’s been a fun challenge!
Here’s a VERY small list of a few common hobbies (the possibilities are endless):
- making videos
I think it’s important to have a creative outlet to exercise our mind and creativity. Also, to use as escapism from our busy demanding everyday schedules. This blog is one of mine. What’s yours?
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