How Creativity Can Help Your Recovery

Creativity is simply defined as using your imagination and original ideas. We often think of creativity in relation to artists. However, absolutely everyone is creative in some way or another and the act of expressing your creativity can be healing in a recovery setting and can improve your overall quality of life. Another way to think of creativity is thinking outside the box. As children, everyone draws, plays, and innovates. However, we often forget these natural inclinations as adults. This is unfortunate, as the benefits are increased mental health, stress reduction, and overall mood improvement. These are all incredibly beneficial to your recovery process. Here are a few ways getting creative can help your recovery.

Self-discovery. When you try new things and open your mind to new ways of creating and thinking, you start to discover new elements of your personality, ones that have been long forgotten. This can open the doors for new possibilities in many areas of your life including education, friendships, career, and new ways of thinking about your recovery process.

Increased stress relief. Creating things, whether you’re writing, sketching, painting, or building a house, can help with stress relief. You’ll find that your mind and body are more relaxed and at ease.

Improved self-esteem. When you try something new, it creates new neural pathways in the brain. You realize that you are capable of more than you thought and this inevitably builds self-esteem. This is an ongoing process, as the increased self-esteem will likely lead you to try more new things, and so on.

If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction or emotional issues, help is available. Recovery improves quality of life, connection, and awareness. At The Beach House, we elevate the standard of comprehensive addiction treatment. Located on the sand in Malibu, California, we provide expert clinical care and a holistic approach to the recovery process. We ensure Best-in-Class treatment tailored to the needs of each client. Start your recovery journey today. You deserve it. Call or text: 310-862-6845.

Kimberly James

I am the founder and owner of The Beach House Treatment Center, The White House, Indigo Ranch, Sweetwater Mesa and Beach House Center for Wellness, all in Malibu, California.