Even an hour or two a week spent on that thing you’ve always wanted to do can have a significant affect on feelings of stress, overwork, and exhaustion.
We are all, at our essence, creative beings. This part of ourselves requires nur-turing, and expression, and when we do not gift that to ourselves, we suffer.
If you’re not sure what you’d like to create, take the leap to just try some things out! Grab a friend and go to a wine and acrylic painting event (these are popping up everywhere, there’s sure to be one near you), or take a one night class in ceramics or glass at a local arts studio.Take a dance class. Attend a lecture on art. Visit an open house for an interior design school.
Give yourself permission to try anything and be really lousy at it while you have fun. You’ll soon discover the things you enjoy the most, and you can spend more time truly honing your skills in those pursuits.
When you connect to that pursuit that you love, plan for it regularly in your schedule. Put your creative YOU time on your calendar, and honor it the way you would any other important meeting or event.
When you take time to create for you, your energies will expand, and you’ll have more of yourself to bring to all the loving things you do for others, your career, and your life.
Cheri L. R. Taylor is a writer, writing and creativity coach, and as one of the Women of Wonders hosts, hosts a weekly radio talk show, Creative Energy in YOU, on the www.A2Zen.fm radio network. She is available for coaching, public speaking, and workshops. Contact Cheri at info@CheriLRTaylor.com.