In such trying times, it can be really hard to be creative, even though expressing creativity can be a major source of stress relief. Here are some fun and cheap ways to get those creative juices flowing without pressuring yourself into painting the Mona Lisa.
One of the best forms of creativity is writing. Whether you consider yourself a writer or not, journaling can be an easy way to write and chronicle your feelings. While the recent BuJo trend has gained popularity and is a great way to start journaling, there’s no set method to journaling! You can truly do whatever works best for you!
- Experimenting with Makeup
Some may not consider makeup as a form of creativity, but it is a way to express yourself daily. Now that quarantine is keeping us all at home, now’s the perfect time to experiment with different styles of makeup! There are plenty of makeup artists on Youtube with tutorials for people of all makeup ability levels. If you’re on a budget, check out this article for affordable, cruelty-free brands of makeup!
- Making DIY Decorations
It’s safe to say that you’re spending a lot more time at home due to COVID-19 than you would have in the past and you might be getting bored with your usual home décor. If that’s the case, making some DIY decorations is a great and quick way to add some color to your home. There are plenty of DIY decoration ideas online to explore, but you can also check out NYMM’s own guide to make a DIY decoration for cheap.
You may have seen the recent banana bread baking trend on social media that has people testing out a bunch of different banana bread recipes. Whether you want to hop on the banana bread trend or embark on a new baking journey, baking can be a great way to relieve some stress and experiment with different varieties of bread, cakes, or even spreads. Baking can be a difficult skill to master, but don’t be discouraged if your first attempt goes badly! Practice makes perfect!