In my last post, I mentioned that even the happiest of people will have their off-days as they feel unmotivated, uninspired, or are emotionally unavailable. Another area you can shut down in is creativity – the inability to create new ideas, ways to have fun, or problem solve.
Whether you’re a stay home parent or working professional, it’s important to stimulate your mind on a daily basis so you can grow and stay engaged. Sometimes, this may mean stepping away from electronic gadgets, changing up the daily routine, or something simple as trying a new flavour of ice cream. As your creative juices begin to flow back, your mind will be open to new ideas and find creative solutions to problems. You’ll also notice an extra pep in your step and a lighthearted joy in your days. Remember to have fun while being creative. Here are 12 simple ways on how to stay creative:
It’s okay to be sad. There’s no shame in how we feel and sometimes, we just need to ride out the emotion. For the heart often reveals what our words fail to say. Don’t let anyone belittle how you feel – it’s yours and yours only. And unless they understand, you may want to take sometime to stay away from people like this. Sometimes, a good cry and sleep is all you might need. It’s important to acknowledge the pain and feel the sadness but don’t stay in that place forever, and don’t be tempted to feel sorry for yourself. It’s natural to feel sad by the situation or circumstance but don’t play the victim because playing the victim robs you of your inner strength. You see, sadness can either strengthen you or weaken you. The choice is up to you.
After your sadness has dissipated, start filling yourself back up with things that are inspirational, heart warming, and joyful. This’ll help you to think and feel outside of yourself – bringing to mind all the awesomeness and beauty in this world.
Our pain, after it’s done, is not meant to be self-serving but rather an outpouring of courage and strength into others who are struggling in their own storms of life.