One thing I have realised, as I go on my travels and talk to lots of people about creative living, is that LOTS of people feel bad about making time for creative pursuits in their life. They think it’s a guilty pleasure.
It seems that when there’s not a tangible, immediate measure of gain (i.e. money or status) from a particular endeavour (like making or writing or drawing or painting), that thing is put on the back burner or deemed frivolous. Oh no. This is very, very far from the truth!
Creativity is the ultimate in self-care and can make us happier and healthier. It’s really important!
Slowing down enough to hatch a project and begin work on it not only stretches our creative muscles, it helps us to de-stress and grow something satisfying where nothing had existed before. Creative pursuits make us feel better about ourselves, they foster healthy artistic habits and they connect us to ourselves and our history/community.
Making and creating shows us the good things our body can do (instead of focusing on what’s very allegedly ‘wrong’ with it) AND gets us into the habit of taking a punt on ourselves and trying new things.
In case you did not know, I teach an eCourse that centres around making time for creativity and exploring the creative bits of you that you might not have had time to delve into.
You can read more about it here! It starts quite soon, so get a wriggle on if it sounds like your kind of thing!
I would love to have you in my (online) class!!!
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