There are times in our lives when our creativity, well, goes off and doesn’t return for a while. When we take care of our elderly parents, have kids of our own (even if they’re just furry), have our own battles with our job and deal with family finances, it’s no wonder we get overwhelmed and our creativity wanes.
Honestly, if we look at these times in our lives, more than our creativity is gone. We often find our drive is missing. Our get up and go, has got up and went, as they say. Our interest in activities we used to do seems gone, as if we’ve done so much we can’t bear the thought of doing anything else. All of this is tied into our creativity.
The best thing to do is to not let our energies in these areas fade at all. Now that’s a perfect world, and we live in an imperfect one. But really, the best defense against the “blah” feeling where you know you have a million things to do and no energy to do them, is to keep your energy and interest in life high. However illness, fatigue, overwork, and stress can leach this energy until it’s gone.
So how do you do the impossible and keep your creativity high?
First, you have to stay interested and involved in life. Don’t let things overwhelm you. Instead, tackle larger projects with smaller goals and move forward in a positive manner. Make sure you take time to do things that interest you, and when you find a synergy between your creativity and an activity, keeping doing it.
Second, allow for the ebb and flow. There will be times when your energy, and creativity, will wane. As long as things swing back fairly quickly, say after a nap or a good night’s rest, then it’s all ok.
And third, be kind to yourself. No one can do it all. No, not even you. Make sure you take time to care for you though activities like soaking baths, massages, health care, and relaxation time.
Then, you can keep your creativity levels high without burning out.
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