Sometimes, a person simply needs a mental health break – a few minutes in the day to focus outside of their own head. There are lots of tools available on the market to help refocus your attention and wellness programs that will help you center yourself. However, a simple, effective tool may already be hiding out in the corner of a bedroom or closet. Lego’s.
“Getting very involved deeply involved in a creative task can be great for well-being, mindfulness, relaxation,” said Carrie Barron, the director of creativity for resilience at Dell Medical School.
An Austin news site shares a story of a North Austin man who says that while he works with Legos at his job, they also help keep him grounded at home. So the next time that you’re feeling stressed and simply need to take a few minutes to yourself, you can consider adding this classic creative pursuit to your day.