Self Care: Hobbies and Activities

We all have that one thing that makes us smile, calms us when we are angry, and won’t get tired doing. It could be collecting something, sewing or knitting, or having a hobby like drawing or gardening.

Well for me my “thing” is makeup. I can sit and watch video after video on makeup tutorials. I can wonder the aisles of the store for hours examining the shade range, packaging, scent, names of products, and anything in between.

For me though it isn’t about the makeup itself, it’s about the action of purchasing it, taking it home, and trying it out in many different ways to see how I look. The look or outcome of the makeup is always beautiful but thats when I lose my enjoyment. I enjoy the application process of it. It’s something about me blending foundation, applying mascara, and putting on lipstick that makes me feel good. The thought that I’m taking the time to enhance my beauty or see how different I would look with certain products is liberating, fulfilling, and makes me smile on the inside.

What’s your thing? Don’t ever be afraid to tell someone what your pass time is. That is what makes you unique. That is your gift. Something you are great at, constantly find ways to get better , educate yourself on, and never get tired doing that is you.

Most of the time we don’t realize our “thing” is what we need to tap into to fulfill ourselves.


Be you so you can be free.

How To Use Creativity To Boost Your Mental Health

Right now the entire world has been turned upside down, twisted inside out, and shaken to its core. Some of us are more dizzy than others and trying to figure how to get back to where we were. Now is the time to get creative at home. Use your imagination and get creative on whatever your mind and heart desires.

Instead of trying to hold on to what was and what used to be take this moment and use your creativity to set you up for your next chapter in life. We all have something that we would like to create and develop. Shift your focus, energy, thoughts, and time to start that new business, that project you’ve been putting off or started and never finished, write that book, grow your family, create new memories with your family, or finish that project you’ve been wanting to do in your home. Instead of looking at this time period in a negative manner, actually this is a blessing in disguise because we have all the time in the world to get creative and dive right in to whatever we had been wanting to do.

When we tap into our creative side, anxiety creeps away, stress is relieved, and we’re able to handle things that comes along .

Of course the unknown of what’s going to happen when this over is scary, unsettling, and stressful. However, shifting our focus and investing this time wisely will ease many of those tensions. The mind and body will be occupied and filled with energy that allows us to create the photo of the future instead of holding on to an old outdated photo.

Whatever it is you desire, take one step each day to attain it.


Be you so you can be free.