We all have those moments, lingering senses of stagnation or apathy. The best way to get through them is to release your creativity. Everyday!
Creative people need to be creative. We need to dip into that rich, vibrant well frequently for our own sanity.
So just do something. Anything. Be creative.
You don’t need to write an opera or sculpt a life-size model of Benedict Cumberbatch (although that latter one sounds pretty fun 😉 )
Just do something. Doodle, sing out of key, paint your nails in multiple colours, write a haiku… it’s about doing something. About tapping into that creativity and letting it out. Think of it like releasing pressure.
We creatives get very crabby if we don’t get creative often enough. The problem can be that we feel we need to be specifically creative. So, I’m a writer and I often feel that if I’m not WRITING then I’m getting stressed. But sometimes I just can’t write, so rather than using that as an excuse to do nothing which increases my stress and stagnation, the idea is to do something creative no matter what.
Doing different creative endeavours is good for many things, it can inspire us, it can open up new opportunities, it can help us become more focused.
Creativity can allow us to sink into the moment. Now with so much social media we are barely present, living through social networking, measuring our events by how people react to them as we expose them on Facebook or Twitter, stretching ourselves thin over so many different places.
Instead, just be!
Live in the present, live within your creativity.
Try something new.
Happy writing people!
About Ari Meghlen
I’ve been a writer since I was given unsupervised access to pens and can’t write anything shorter than a trilogy. I live in the greener part of the UK with my awesome boyfriend, 3 mad cats and 1 overly-confident budgie, where I spend my time lost in imaginary worlds, making jewellery, taking nature photos or watching bad movies. Connect with me on: Facebook or on my Website
NB: picture purchased from GraphicStock.com (supporting other creatives).