Your mind is something that’s always on. It’s constantly going from one thought to the next, even when you’re sleeping. This can be exhausting and frustrating, and it’s no wonder that so many people feel anxious or out of balance because of it. The trick here is finding an outlet that helps your mind and body regain a sense of calm and wellness. Here are two suggestions to get you there.

1.) Awaken Your Creative Side

Crafting has come a long way. In fact, it’s become its own empire — people everywhere have ignited their passions for creating and doing. In addition to the demand for more handmade items, there’s a lot of research showing that DIY has many benefits for the mind and body. The next time you’re feeling something’s amiss, why not roll up your sleeves and join in? There’s something for everyone. Maybe you’ve always wanted to give knitting a try but just haven’t gotten around to it, or maybe your daughter has a milestone birthday coming up and you’d love to create a keepsake gift just for her. If you’re not sure where to start, grab a cup of coffee, head over to your computer and start browsing. You can buy craft supplies online to make your life even easier — no heading out to the store required. Whatever you choose to do, you’ll be doing yourself a huge favor.

2.) Head For the Kitchen

For thousands of years, humans have prepared their own food in their own kitchens. For many, the preparation of food is seen as a way to nourish loved ones. For many others, the preparation of food is simply a necessity. Did you know that cooking and baking are linked to improved overall wellness? The feel of the ingredients and the process of creating can provide an amazing outlet to ground yourself and truly live in the moment. The sense of accomplishment when you’re enjoying the finished product, either alone or with loved ones or friends — can be so rewarding. You don’t need to be an amazing chef or baker to reap the benefits, so get in the kitchen. Make a mess. Lose yourself in what you’re doing… even if just for a little while. Most of all, enjoy it.

It’s important to remember that there is always something you can do to help yourself feel better. Why not make it a great experience?