"and Be You" unites people with different talents. Self-expression can help us stay connected to how we feel. Discovering the best way to express yourself can be beneficial. You may like to express yourself in a certain way, such as painting, dancing, doing sports, singing, drumming, or even shouting in a pillow. If you're not sure which type is best for you, come to visit us and try!
Dance is definitely a form of self-expression and you don’t have to be a ballerina to do it. Put on some music at home or go out and dance as much as you like in whatever way you like. If you’re embarrassed about how you look, don’t worry. Maybe just try dancing alone in your room with your door locked to get started.
If you’re looking to focus on expressing your emotions through dance, try setting that intention with the songs you choose and try to imagine what you’re wanting to express as you dance. If emotions come up that you’re not expecting, try not to judge them. They’re coming up for a reason.
Moving your body gives you a mood boost! When you exercise and move your body, you produce more serotonin, which is a chemical found in your body that helps improve your mood, sleep, and thinking. If you experience depression, anxiety disorders, or post-traumatic stress disorder, exercise and movement could be very good for helping you manage your moods and relieve stress.
Even if you don’t think of yourself as an artist, art is a useful way of expressing yourself. Even if you’re not particularly good at any of these, give it a try. You don’t have to be good at it to enjoy it.
There are so many ways to be creative and it doesn’t have to be just painting or drawing. Not only is art good for expressing yourself, it can also be used for relaxation. Getting the thoughts out of your mind and onto paper can be incredibly relieving.
One of the simplest ways of expressing ourselves is through communication. Effective communication is learning how to express your thoughts and feelings in an appropriate way with another person and is an important life skill to have.
Whatever it is you decide to do, it should come naturally and be a source of pleasure for you! :-)
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