As another year draws to a close, many people start to consider the things that they would like to improve in their lives. The concept of a New Year's Resolution is something that you are probably very familiar with. It often includes goals based on self-improvement and making the new year better than the last. This year, instead of a resolution, why not consider a New Year's intention centered around creativity! If you've found that creative activities have helped better your mental health through the years, consider reaching out to B'well Counseling Services. We offer arts therapies in Towson MD and throughout the greater Baltimore area that can help you set your 2022 intentions.
Switching Up Your Thinking
One way to improve your chances of keeping your goals for the new year is to reframe the promises that you make at the start of the year. The term "resolution" can be quite rigid - a firm declaration that leaves little room for alterations to your plans. Reframing as intentions allows you to set a goal that you aim to achieve but can leave room for progress or setbacks through the year.
Opening Your Creative Eyes
If your New Year's Intention is to infuse more creativity in your life, here are some excellent ways you can meet this intention:
Hit the Museums
Find the local museums in your area and plan day trips to go visit them. If you don't live near a museum, check out art books from your local library and study the paintings. Don't feel comfortable going in person? Google has a great resource that allows you to explore different artists and art movements through the comfort of your computer.
Take a Sketchbook Everywhere
Get a sketchbook and start drawing! Find things that inspire you and draw them in your sketchbook. Use it to draw anything that gets your creativity flowing or to jot notes anytime a creative thought arises. Use this sketchbook as a reference that can help fuel other creative processes.
Start a Blog!
If you love to write, start your own blog. You can even blog about your love for writing (a true win-win). Schedule time for one post per week and share your writing passion with others. If you focus on the creative process rather than the outcome, you may find that you are better able to keep up with your intention.
Never Stop Learning
Learn a new skill or craft to get the creative juices flowing. This could be painting, sewing, pottery, or gardening. The possibilities are really endless! Whether you learn one new skill or thirty, you will end the year knowing more than you did before!
Take Mystery Trips
Plan a mystery trip for your family. Don't tell them where you are headed, the goal is to just go and have fun!
If you want to break the habit of New Year's resolutions and instead want New Year's intentions, contact the professionals at B'Well Counseling Services to get started on bringing more creativity into your life through arts therapies in Towson MD.
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B'well Counseling Services is a mental health therapy practice offering a full range of therapeutic services including Arts Therapies in Towson MD We believe in helping people rekindle their curiosity and reconnect to their core selves so that they can truly be well. We value wellness and connection over happiness because we understand that being able to experience the full range of human emotions and experiences is what helps us heal and grow. At B'well, we are dedicated to creating a space for anyone who has ever felt unwelcome because of their identity, orientation, or expression.