Do you have a talent, or special interest, you have been doing for years, but feel a bit scared, timid or nervous to share it with others? Whether photography, drawing, singing, crafts, whittling, or something else, consider how others may benefit by you sharing these passions with them.
Why you should share your talents with others
Everyone has a purpose in life. It’s not exactly a new or revolutionary thought, but people struggle with it still today, and sometimes through their whole lives. Like writer Richard Bach wrote, “Here is a test to find whether your mission here on Earth is finished: If you’re alive, it isn’t.”
Your talents aren’t made for just you. Talents and passions are meant to be shared. If you’re weary about breaking out of that shell, here’s a few tips to keep in mind:
- Start out small. Share a small project or give a small demonstration. It doesn’t need to be a full exhibit or multi-level course you teach.
- Share with your loved ones. Start with friends and family. You likely feel fairly comfortable around them and you already share love for one another. Therefore, there should be no reason for embarrassment. Be proud of your hobbies and passion, and show them off!
- Have fun. Don’t take yourself too seriously — that’s not what passion is about. Do what you love to do and you will be spreading joy to those around you.
When you share with others, it gives them an opportunity to try something new, learn more about you, and maybe even learn more about themselves. You may even inspire them to return the favor. They soon may be sharing their passions and spreading joy too!
Card designing with Charlotte
Charlotte Yost, a resident at The Esquiline, has been following her passion her entire life. She has a knack for designing greeting cards and loves it so much that she put an art studio in her apartment.
Charlotte also hosts card-making classes that have become very popular with residents at The Esquiline! For Charlotte, sharing her talent and love for art with other residents is just one of the many benefits of community living at The Esquiline.
Benefits of Socializing
When you share your talents, you’re also socializing with those around you, whether they are your friends, family, or significant other. The more you socialize, the more benefits you’ll see in your life:
- Healthy heart – Can lower your blood pressure
- Healthy mind – Can lower your risk of Alzheimer’s and improve mental health (such as depression, anxiety, etc.)
- Healthy body – Can reduce risk for some cancers
The benefits of socializing are too good to ignore. Feeling like you’re a part of something bigger and worthwhile is always something can make your life feel whole.
Want to learn more about the amazing benefits of being well physically, socially, intellectually, and spiritually within your community? Give The Esquiline in Belleville a call today at (618)394-6400 or (800)533-6279.