Bring Creativity into Your Life in 3 Simple Steps

Creativity is like a refreshing breath of life, helping us to thrive. It feeds us, making us feel energized and alive. It gives us the gifts of vitality and strength. It brings us joy!

What do you like to do that’s creative? Take a moment and list all the creative things that you like to do. Maybe drawing, writing, singing, dancing, cooking, gardening, collage, sculpting, painting or something else?

Human beings are naturally creative. And being creative brings us back to this state – our true nature. Creativity engages our mind, our heart and our body. So, when we’re creative we feel more awake and more alive in every part of our being.

Creativity is essential to our health and well-being. As long we’re creating, we keep growing, developing, and evolving as individuals and as a community.

If we cease to create, then our life energy decreases. Our state of health declines.

Take that list of creative activities you just wrote and look it over. Which one seems to call to you? Maybe there are several that you enjoy. Pick one. Just one that is ready for further exploration.

Like a juicy peach in the summertime, which one feels ripe and ready to enjoy at this moment? Choose that one.

Now, I invite you to find a time during the day that you can commit to exploring this creative activity. It might be for 10 minutes or even an hour. You’ll have to decide what works for you.

Then, consider what’s the best time for you? Early in the morning before your day gets busy? Later in the afternoon or evening when you’re ready to unwind from a busy day?

Pick a time that works best for you.

Now, can you commit to it?

Add it to your calendar – the time, the length of time, the creative activity. Commit to it for a month.

Worried you’ll miss a day or 2? Be compassionate with yourself. It might happen. Just get back on track as soon as you’re able and recommit to your daily practice.

You can get started on bringing creativity into your life in these 3 simple steps:

  1. Choose the creative activity that calls to you.
  2. Choose a time of day and length of time you can commit to it.
  3. Schedule it on your calendar.

That’ll get you started! And I’d love to hear how it goes. Reach out and let me know

Do you feel more joyful and energized? Or something else?

 

Interested in exploring creativity in a supportive community? Check out my upcoming Masterclass, Creativity as a Spiritual Practice coming up in March.