5 Creative Ways to Boost Your Happiness

Are stress and the daily grind getting to you? Picking up a paintbrush or exposing yourself to new music could very well be the pick-me-up you’ve been looking for.

A study in 2016 shares that by doing just one creative activity per day, you can actually boost your happiness. The best part? You don’t even have to be good at it to reap the emotional benefits.

Volunteers who pursued a creative hobby each day for 13 days showed visible signs of an “upward spiral of wellbeing and creativity.” Not only did they experience feelings of happiness but also generally felt more positive about their jobs and relationship status.

Living or working in Makati has its fair share of indoor and outdoor attractions that could very well awaken your creative sensibilities. Here are just a few activities to squeeze in your calendar for a boost of creativity and happiness.

1. Visit the Farmer’s Market in Legazpi

Experience the vibrant scene when it comes to local produce, crafts, art, music, and gastronomic fare at the Legazpi Sunday Market. There’s always something new to discover here, from lovingly prepared home-cooked meals, to interesting knick-knacks. Let that curious mix of colors, sounds, and tastes liven up your senses.

2. Go on an art appreciation day

There are several art galleries and museums in Makati to tickle your art fancy. Discover whimsical contemporary pieces such as art, toys and music at Vinyl on Vinyl along Chino Roces Avenue. The Drawing Room, also along the same thoroughfare, carries monthly exhibitions that are also showcased in cities around the world. You’ll surely want to take another shot at that blank canvas when you get home.

3. Drop by an auction house

There’s something about European fine art and Hispano-Filipino antiques that invoke beauty and opulence of a bygone era. Take a trip back in time at Casa de Memoria in Bel-Air and you just might catch glimpse of a Salvador Dali piece or a Renaissance head turner.

4. Set out on a Poblacion food crawl

If Makati were a body, Poblacion would be its tummy. The neighborhood’s eclectic mix of culinary haunts is bursting at the seams. There’s a myriad of cuisines out there to fire up your culinary mojo, the next time you’re preparing a home-cooked meal. Take your pick, from the many steakhouses, bars, and East-meets-West-inspired restos in the area.

5. Find inspiration in the comfort of your own home

Let’s face it. We won’t always have time to go out, and when this happens, we will turn to our immediate environment for inspiration.

Lobby at Trump Tower

Units at the Trump Tower in Century City, Makati, for instance, evoke no less than the uber sophisticated districts in Manhattan, such as Downtown Soho, Fifth Avenue and Park Avenue, with top-of-the-line appliances from Gaggenau, Viking, GE and Ariston, among others. Imagine waking up to this lavishly furnished home, or to an amazing view of the city as you take a leisurely morning swim on the 30th floor.

These are just a few of the exclusive amenities that can be at your creative disposal. Experience the exquisite life when you inquire with Century Properties today. For more information, visit www.century-properties.com.

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