When was the last time you did some drawing, worked on a craft project or invented a new recipe?
If you're like most people, you probably can't remember. Our busy lives consist of constant scheduling and running from place to place. Even practising yoga can start to become just another work-out when it’s a time slot in your phone’s calendar.
It's important to take care of your soul and sprit in the same way you care for your body, career and family. Finding an outlet for your creativity can be a great way to feed your spirit the inspiration it needs to grow and thrive.
Here are 3 ways you can start:
#1 Keep a Sketchbook/Notepad – for people that aren't “artistically” inclined, don’t worry – this still applies to you. Imagine an object that resonates with you, like a flower for instance, and doodle it in your sketchbook. The same idea goes for thoughts. Drawing or writing can be extremely relaxing, inspirational and even therapeutic.
#2 Take a Class in __________ - Is there something you’ve always wanted to learn to do? Maybe painting or sculpture, interpretive dance or music composition? The ability to create something from scratch, either conceptually or tactually, is such a gratifying and fulfilling experience. It can really inspire and fuel you. Having a creative hobby can be especially important for your spirit if you’re in a transitional career path or if you’re caught in that 9 to 5 grind.
#3 Surround Yourself with Art – Have you ever seen a work of art that really touched you? If you have, then you know the feeling vibrates and resonates with your whole being. Putting artwork that either you or other artists have created in your home can remind you of the beauty that exists in the world. It can not only inspire your own creativity, but it reminds us that creative energy is what unites us all.
Developing your creativity can also help in other aspects of your life, such as your career. You might find yourself becoming more versatile or thinking outside the box which can lead to highly developed problem solving skills and probably some extra high-fives at work!
I, myself, was recently inspired one day while having breakfast. I was writing out a grocery list and suddenly felt the inclination to work on some new yoga mat designs. I started sketching out some shapes and patterns and soon, a new yoga mat was coming together. The creation process is truly unique for everyone but for me, it’s a time where I get lost and let my spirit connect with the pencil and paper and do whatever it wants to do. In this case, it wanted to get our NEW Tribal Sun Printed Yoga Mat out to the world.