Creating things you love can be a great way to beat stress. Another way is belonging to a community of people with the same interests as you. You can do both, by finding your inner Maker and sharing your creative expression with a wider community.

We live in a time that gives every one of us the chance to explore their creativity and find others with a similar passion.

Social media platforms like YouTube, Tumblr, and blogs have made it so easy to share what we have created. They have given us an opportunity to connect with people who love the same things that we do.

We know that life comes with stress. And we also know that stress can be a tipping point for acne breakouts, which we want everyone to avoid. Whether your stress is from school, work, relationships or family, you can push past these feelings by embracing the benefits of being a maker!

Being a maker can be something different to everyone, and that’s the best part. There are no limits on being a maker. It can mean recording yourself singing songs or writing short stories and poems. For someone else, it can mean baking and cooking and sharing recipes or creating their own art. It can also mean sharing your personal tips on everything from beauty and exercise to fashion and video games. Find the thing that you love, and make it!

We know it can be scary to create something and share it with the world. But we don’t want that to stop you. Remember, you don’t have to start with a big share and reveal. If you have created something you love, but you’re nervous about sharing it, choose a few people you trust to see it first. Use them as a test audience and take their feedback and response and keep pushing forward. As you grow more comfortable being a maker, you can start putting things out to the world.

Remember this: More important than sharing your creations, is loving the process from start to finish. The main benefit and stress relief of being a maker come from your personal satisfaction. So if you love what you’re doing, it doesn’t matter if you share it at all!

If you’re wondering where to post your creations, work backwards. You can find other people that share the same things you make with the help of Google and hashtag searches. And if you want to become a member of the community of makers that you identify with, start connecting with those other makers. Leave encouraging comments, share their work, ask questions, and be a friend.

Most importantly, we believe in you. We believe that all of you have something to make and share, whether you share it with the whole world or just your best friend, we know you have it in you.

What kind of maker are you? Leave a comment and tell us what your favourite form of creative expression is!