One of our favourite ways to get out of a rut and to re-energize our self-care practice is to make time to do something creative. Creativity means lots of different things to different people and can be quick and simple, deep and meditative, or really messy.
When you set aside time to free yourself from thoughts of stresses, pressures, deadlines, shoulds, and can’ts, you can tap into a freeing space, without limitations and without expectations.
Taking the time to indulge your creative side, whether you consciously realize it or not, has a great impact on your mental state, your confidence, and your ability to react to chaos and challenge in your life.
Learning to be creative without judging the quality of the output is a powerful way to flex your self-acceptance muscles. Learning to view the art you make, the words you write or the cookies you bake as a process of release, instead of a destination, can make all the difference. It’s about the journey – and you can always start over.
Creativity has many lessons to teach you, whenever you’re ready. Give your subconscious mind the chance to reach the surface – you never know what will come from it. Even if nothing does, you will learn something about yourself in the process of opening up, and letting it all out. xx
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