This is the perfect time of year to stretch your creativity and fulfill a long dormant part of yourself. Whether it is decorating for the holidays or making a personal gift for someone special now is the time to find your inner artist.
Why is this important? Creating things is a great way to express our spirit and get back in touch with ourselves. In today’s world we tend to get disconnected so easily with technology, the business of day to day life and the demands being put on us to be everywhere at once. Giving yourself some time to reconnect is so important; and what better way the a little bit of decoration or crafts. The more cynical side of you is saying that you aren’t an artist. That you maybe don’t have a creative bone in your body. Well, I don’t agree. Every child loves to color, paint, glue and mold. This is instinctual and something that brings great joy. Think back to those days before you felt judged or criticized…you were creative and that talent is still inside you. Acknowledge that child inside that wants to come out and be expressive. Let go of the fears and allow the creative energy flow!
What now? Well- here are some ideas to get you moving…
Decorate- If it isn’t for the holidays; you can still leverage the inspiration of the season and pick a part of your home you have been meaning to rearrange or paint. Take advantage of the sales out there and get something that you see as pure beauty and make room in your home for it.
Write- You can send someone a letter; write your child a silly poem; leave notes in hidden places expressing your love to your spouse; journal about your favorite art project when you were a child
Crafts- There are many great holiday decorations you can make and to get inspired all you need is to type into your browser. On many sites online you can find easy directions for home made masterpieces you can do solo, with friends or with your kids.
Make a gift- In a time when we are standing in line for days to get Black Friday deals it would be great nourishment to your spirit to give a gift with love. You can make a photo collage; decorate a frame with a heartfelt quote in it; decorate a beautiful box you can fill with pieces of papers titled “100 reasons why I love you”; etc.! The possibilities are endless!
Feeling inspired yet? Start jotting down ideas and let it the brainstorming take over. If you still aren’t sure solicit help from close friends, go walk around a craft store or poke around online. Something brilliant will come and your spirit will do the rest! 🙂