However, people who have had a break from creative hobbies sometimes have a fear they are not good enough anymore. This hurdle can be overcome by focussing on the process of being creative without worrying about the outcome.
Getting started is the key: after the initial inner resistance, we can immerse ourselves in the enjoyment of what we are doing and forget about whether it’s any good.
Both viewing and creating art keeps the brain active and supple, with countless benefits to our health, including improved cognition, playfulness, self-esteem, mindfulness and social engagement together with reduced boredom and anxiety.
Whether we choose art, music, dance, pottery, film or any other creative interest – our personal growth is enhanced as we continue to develop and discover new aspects to our own identity.
Art, ageing and keeping it creative, Kristine Ballard 23/01/19: https://kristineballard.com/art-ageing-and-keeping-it-creative-part1/