Using Creativity for Mental Wellbeing as a New Mum

Studies have shown once again that being creative is good for the body, mind, soul AND your baby.


Research is showing us time and time again how good craft is for our health. But how much do we actually take action with these ideas? We know that eating well and exercising are proven to increase health and happiness, but what happens when you are suddenly and adorably tied to a new baby 24/7?


When you are feeling exhausted, how do you muster the energy to engage in pursuits of mental happiness? If anything, you might be able to flick the television on and flop on the couch for a lengthy session of Marie Kondo whilst feeding but forget about rummaging for the craft supplies...


It's all about focus. Find one small creative task you can complete in a small window of time and build from there. If you need inspiration, trawling Pinterest can be therapeutic in itself! There are literally thousands of ideas for any given project you have in mind. If you still need more motivation, here are some tips to get more craft in your life!


Process it...

That's right, don't get hung up on how awesome another person's craft is because you don't know how long it took them to get there. Take joy in busying your hands. I have so many unfinished, imperfect projects that I loved making and one day I will complete them...or maybe I wont. The point here is that the process is therapeutic in itself.


Date it...

Set a date to craft and stick to it! I have so many crafty dates that never happen because life gets in the way. But in fact, my perspective is all wrong. When you put these little moments high on the priority list, you will find that life flows better anyway. Through craft, you will declutter your mind and your calendar.


Workshop it...

There are so many great workshops going on around Brisbane in pretty much every art form you can think of. Reverse Garbage runs some really affordable workshops if you are wanting to try something new and of course, you can always try something here at Mumma Got Skills. But honestly, there is no better way to learn a skill than to be part of a workshop.


Watch it...

I totally understand how expensive craft can be and a workshop may be well out of budget. There are so many amazing videos online of people making crafty things. You can always pick something you like the look of, find someone making it on a video and teach yourself. I have taught myself most things using videos and there are some absolute gems out there. My personal picks at the moment are...


Make it...

Forget everything I have said, just grab a tool of your choice and start! The easiest (and cheapest) art form I have found is paper quilling. It requires strips of coloured paper and glue...the rest is up to you. I've written a how to here.


If you still want more, our Term One 9-week mums and bubs craft group starts in just 3 weeks! Join us for creative fun times and meet other new mums in a safe and relaxed environment. JOIN NOW.









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