I’ve devoted the last five years to studying and researching the effects of creativity on our lives, observing others and experimenting with my own. It’s a hands down winner- adding even the tiniest amount of creativity to our life can reduce stress, increase self worth, and smooth out the rough edges of a life made up of work, school, family, responsibilities, chores, errands and on and on. Creativity comes in an endless assortment of forms, from doodling to oil painting, from dance to music, from cooking and gardening to finding new uses for old things. There are countless ways to create and re-create our lives. Try it for 30 days, just a few minutes each day, and see if it doesn’t make a difference in yours.
Some links worth checking out:
Today is the birthday of Ralph Waldo Emerson, one of this country’s greatest visionaries.
Some creative fun @ Doodlers Anonymous
Austin Kleon’s inspiring book Steal Like An Artist
Some motivational music from Masterpiece Theater