Ring in the New Year by Setting Creative Goals!

MatthewsPlace.com
Dec 31, 2020 · 4 min read

by Sassafras Lowrey

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It’s the time that many of us are taking stock of what we did (or didn’t do) this year and our goals, hopes, dreams, aspirations for the year to come. As you’re setting your resolutions for 2021, think about adding some creative goals into the mix. Reading books, watching movies, making art, listening to music, doing crafts, making cosplays are all things to think about when you are setting goals. Regardless of if you are someone who considers yourself an artist, bringing creativity into your daily life — making and/or consuming. Art has been showing to have positive impacts on people’s physical and mental health. It doesn’t matter if you’re “good” at art (What does that mean anyway? Art is subjective and personal) but just the act of being creative is what’s good for you. Megan Carleton, a Harvard art therapist involved in research about the healing properties of art noted “it’s the process, not the product” that is beneficial. And most of all it’s a lot of fun and after 2020 I think we all can use a bit more fun!

Here are a few tips for setting your creative goals for the next year:

Personally meaningful

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Be realistic

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Don’t be afraid to explore!

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You are enough

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MatthewsPlace.com is a program of the Matthew Shepard Foundation| Words by & for LGBTQ+ youth | #EraseHate | Want to submit for our publication? Email sara@matthewshepard.org

MatthewsPlace.com

Written by

MatthewsPlace.com is a program of the Matthew Shepard Foundation| Words by & for LGBTQ+ youth | #EraseHate | Want to submit? Email sara@matthewshepard.org

Matthew’s Place

MatthewsPlace.com is a program of the Matthew Shepard Foundation| Words by & for LGBTQ+ youth | #EraseHate | Want to submit for our publication? Email sara@matthewshepard.org

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