Creativity for Well-being
I feel so passionate that creativity could be the source of well-being for so many people. If like me, you are someone that has a deep sensitivity to the beauty of things or nature, then you are an aesthete.
As an aesthete we want a life that emphasises passion, expressed through personal style, leisurely creative pastimes, and cultivating joy from small pleasures.
The power of now
Learning the power of being in the moment by practising mindfulness helps to make this possible. This may be something you regularly practice and you therefore seek-out tasks, events and anything that allows this to flow more easily into your chosen lifestyle or it might be something (like me!) that you need to invite into your life more often, you need to explore more techniques and develop this intention.
By paying attention to the world around us, by inviting the beauty of small things into our lifestyle, by slowing down and being around others that share our passions, we become more mindful and therefore more open to joy.
Confidence and a lack of self worth are often the cause of us feeling we cant be creative, they form blocks and barriers to us being able to lose our-selves in crafting this lifestyle. Firstly we must be in the moment, seeing only ‘Now’ as important and forgetting the past and not thinking of our future or the outcome of an activity. Secondly we must learn to be ourselves - ‘nothing that you really like is ever out of style’ trust your taste, love what you love and find confidence that you do have style- your style! Learn to follow our deeper wisdom and intuition.
Fear of talent is something that makes me really angry. You don’t need to talented (and who says you aren’t) to enjoy the process of making something. In fact when we talk about creativity for well-being we aren’t really thinking about us all making beautiful things as such…it is more the act itself that we derive our pleasure, the taking time, slowing down, the ‘working with our hands’, the act of creating, rather than the creation is key.
Fear of judgement also is a barrier that stops us from pursuing a craft we might like to try, but why? we are the only ones judging ourselves and where is that getting us? once free from our own judgement we can just enjoy and see what comes.
I am a creative i don’t have any specialist skills, as such but I have total belief in myself when I am being creative and this is what I want to help you to feel more of. Creativity is for everyone!
Creativity; the use of imagination or original ideas to create something; inventiveness.
Creativity doesn’t mean drawing…it is about crafting a life out of YOUR imagination, a life that brings you happiness. Taking everyday tasks and transforming them into beautiful rituals that nourish you. It is about what you wear, the home you create and the rituals you invite in. Start inviting in more creativity to your life.
Journal, dance to music freely, decorate everything just for the delight! - set up a table for dinner, use a tea pot and cup & saucer for an afternoon tea break, stop and take in the beauty around you- go for a walk and watch the seasons change. Collect, read, write, draw!
And of-course join me on this journey, together at our gatherings we will discover the power of all i have mentioned above and get to be part of the magic of community.
Hope to meet some of you soon