Do it now. You know what I’m talking about. That creative thing you’ve been meaning to do that you’ve tucked away in the corner of your mind.
Don’t wait until the lighting is right and the stars have aligned and you have the perfect array of art materials laid out in an Instagram-worthy spread.
There’s always gonna be more work to do, emails to reply to, facebook posts to read.
Start now. As soon as you finish reading this.
It doesn't have to take more than five minutes. It can even be three. But it can change your whole day. And over time, change your whole life.
You get to see what happens when you step out of the constant working and consuming, and into the unknown sea of your own creative expression.
You start making space for your unique voice to come through.
You start listening to your intuition as it guides the lines you draw or the way you move your body.
Don’t put pressure on yourself to create something amazing that you’ll frame and hang on the wall (though I won’t try to stop you if you want to do that!)
The point is the process, not the product.
It’s the act of playing and creating because that is what we are meant to do as humans and that is what makes us feel more alive. As Howard Thurman said, “don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
I've found, in my own life and work, that when we are more alive, more fully ourselves, and more in touch with the flow of creativity, we are then able to truly serve and share our gifts with the world.
Can’t think of what to do? Here are 3 ideas to get you started:
Go ahead. Do something creative. Let me know how it goes!
Julia Ellis, MFT
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist #84601
phone: 510-214-6216 email: firstname.lastname@example.org