The act of creation is a powerful thing. My husband noticed how relaxed I got when I indulged in the arts—painting, scrapbooking, sculpting—anything creative, even if it was just doing coloring books with the kids. Now, when I get tense, stressed, overworked or when I seem wound up he reminds me to take a creativity break.
It reminds me how important it is to human nature to be creative and to have an outlet for expression.
My Tip for You Today: Create something!
You don’t have to be good at art— but it’s a fantastic way to express yourself and blow off steam. Play an instrument, write a poem, and draw a picture— whatever types of creative endeavors you enjoy.
You don’t even have to have a finished product worthy of display— just enjoy the process. You can take the pressure off yourself right away by telling yourself you’re going to burn it as an offering or bury it to return it to the earth. Now, you don’t have to worry about how good it is—just that it comes from the heart.
|One of my paintings -- Acrylics on Watercolor Paper|
When is the last time you stopped to be creative?