Self-Help Is Getting An Expressive Rework In 2023, According To Pinterest Predictions

When people decide to prioritize their mental health, they usually turn to talk therapy and at-home mindfulness. However, in 2023, more and more people will be seeking a new kind of self-help. This self-help rework predicted by Pinterest includes artistic endeavors as a way to find peace and inspiration in 2023. Being creative is actually good for our health. It boosts our immune system, decreases our chance of dementia, and makes us smarter. Gen Zers and millennials drive this refresh, but all generations can get behind self-care of this kind.


This year, consider giving yourself the space and time for creative endeavors. Adding in time for more free writing, journaling, and painting are great ways to kickstart a focus on your health. Activities involving music and art can help fulfill us, leave us feeling more in tune with ourselves, and offer an overwhelming sense of inner peace. These activities, paired with talk therapy, are important outlets for our peace of mind.

Artistically driven therapy

A large part of what makes us feel unhealthy mentally is the constant chaos in our heads. At any given time, we have a laundry list of things that need to be done, bills that need to be paid, and tasks that need to be conquered. That's why experts recommend making journaling a routine. There are many ways to journal that can help you express your creativity fully. A simple way to start is by prompt journaling. Purchasing prompt-led journals is a great way to implement this type of self-care into your day. Some journals nudge you to write an entire page of reflection; some are considered 5 to 10-minute journal prompts.


In addition to writing, another choice of journaling involves art. An art journal is a place for creative play, and it's a healthy outlet where you can combine images, color, and writing for the ultimate artistic outlet. Some art journal fans create collages of words and art, while others construct an image in stages. When it comes to using journals as a form of self-care, there is really no limit to what you can make.

Music therapy

You may have heard of using music as therapy, but many people count this option for self-care out because they believe it takes a certain kind of musical ability to get any benefit from it. This couldn't be further from the truth. Music Therapy states, "Music Therapy is the clinical & evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional." Music therapy is creating music by singing, playing an instrument, listening to, or composing music to improve mental health. 


It is well known in the therapy community and is incredibly effective when those who take part in it do so to benefit their mental health. Music therapy has been credited with lowering blood pressure, improving memory, and helping with effective communication (via Cleveland Clinic). Those who participate in music therapy also find it easier to self-reflect, facilitating the process of understanding their feelings. This Pinterest prediction of creativity becoming essential in our self-care routine in 2023 can benefit all of us.