Creativity & Relaxation

Creativity & Relaxation

relaxation through creativity

Relaxation Through Creativity

Getting creative can be a wonderful way to unwind and reduce stress. Sensory play, which engages the senses such as touch, sight, smell, and sound, can be a fun and effective way to tap into your creativity. Many of us know of the sensory play-based activities geared towards kids, but did you know that adults can benefit from sensory play as well?
what is it about sensory play that is so relaxing?

What is it about sensory play that is so relaxing?

Sensory play can be relaxing because it engages the senses and encourages focus on the present moment. Focusing on the sensory experience can also help to calm and regulate the nervous system. Additionally, sensory play can be a form of self-care and provide an opportunity for creativity and exploration.

how does creativity invite out of the box thinking?

How does creativity invite out of the box thinking?

Creativity invites out of the box thinking by encouraging individuals to explore new and unconventional ideas, challenge assumptions, and take risks. It allows individuals to think beyond the obvious solutions and consider multiple perspectives, leading to innovative and original ideas. By embracing creativity, individuals can break free from traditional patterns of thinking and discover new possibilities through playful curiosity.


What are some fun ideas for adult sensory play?

Some fun ideas for adult sensory play include:

  • Playing with kinetic sand or play-dough
  • Using scented candles or essential oils for aromatherapy
  • Exploring different textures by touching different fabrics, such as silk or velvet
  • Creating a sensory bin filled with items like rice, beans, or water beads
  • Using fidget toys or stress balls to relieve tension and anxiety
  • Trying out a sensory deprivation tank or float therapy session
  • Experimenting with different foods and flavors during a taste test.


  • Working with clay
  • Creating a sensory bottle filled with colorful objects
  • Exploring different textures with your hands. Give yourself permission to play and see what ideas emerge! 

If this practice resonates with you, we encourage you to schedule daily sensory play sessions. The important thing is creating a consistent practice and sticking to it, so even giving yourself as little as 5 minutes a day and doing it every single day for an entire month could be a transformational move for you if you're not already incorporating play into your life. 

build a practice of play for yourself

Have fun building a practice of play for yourself! 


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