As children we tend to be creative and to not worry about what anyone around is thinks. Sadly, as we become adults though we tend to become more reserved in our efforts. We don’t make time to draw or to paint and we don’t want others to criticize our work when we do. Therefore we end up creating what we think society will approve of rather than what we really want to.
When you use your hands to stimulate the brain, you will be able to draw and to paint freely. You will be able to let go of such reservations and feelings of doubt. Even if you don’t like what your end project looks like, it is your own creation. This type of creativity allows the brain to work in ways that you may have sheltered for a long-time.
It is amazing how little adults allow themselves to explore such freedoms. If you have children in the home you can spend the afternoon with them and stimulate your brain by working with your hands. There are many fun substances you can use for this. Play Doh is one that most of us are familiar with. There are also sticks of clay and even a newer one called Moon Sand.
You can use this same idea at the office too. Doodling on the side of your paper while you are deep in thought is a good start. The idea is to keep your hands moving always. If you can’t think of something to write down on your proposal then doodle for a few minutes. As new information comes to your mind you can go back to writing it all down. Make a conscious effort during this process to keep your brain stimulated.
There may be an activity that you want to take up that involves your hands moving. For example knitting, sewing, or weaving. You can complete great products with your hands this way as well as offer your brain the extra stimulation that it can benefit from. Consider taking a pottery class where you can learn to shape and to make new items.
If you are not sure what types of activities you would like, consider spending some time at the local craft store. Certainly something there will capture your attention. It can be fun to learn a new skill too. Don’t worry if you are not good at it right away though. Instead focus your attention on the fact that you are doing what you can to stimulate your brain activity.
Many people report that using their hands to stimulate the brain is a great way to release tension for them. They feel more relaxed after engaging in such activities. At the same time they feel that they have a clearer understanding of their thought process. Such activities simply clear the mind to give a person the chance to view things in a new perspective.
You may need to explore various ways to use your hands to stimulate your brain. Find those activities that you are enjoying and then make them a part of your daily routine. The overall benefits for your mental well-being are more than you want to pass up. Some people will tell you in that frame of mind they were able to come up with some of the best ideas they have ever experienced.