How is your relationship with your creativity?

06 . 05 . 24

How is your relationship with your creativity?

We spend a lot of time thinking about the relationships in our life, but do we ever pause to consider that one of the most important may be that of our creativity?

As a writer, I know that my soul is not fulfilled if I am not able to express myself through my creativity. I also know that life can knock us wildly off track and then the creative flow may be blocked. Thus begins a downward spiral.

Used to dealing with depression in the past ( prescribed Valium aged 9 - wrongly in my opinion ), I know how important it is to maintain the flow of all that encourages a state of holistic wellbeing, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. When these four states are in alignment, then my creativity flows, which naturally lifts me into an upward spiral.

I have come to appreciate after decades of ill health, that looking after myself is not just essential in order that I may be fit and able to work ( instead of being bedridden and incapable of doing so), but also to feed this inner state. How do I implement this?

The answer is by ensuring that I prioritise time to nurture and nourish any area in my life that makes me feel good! I once said to someone, “My work now is me.” I meant it. There is nothing more important than working on myself, because no one else is going to do it for me. Just as we devote time and energy to the people we love, we must, absolutely must, devote time and energy to ourselves.

The more we are able to do this, the more in alignment with ourselves we become. If we are in alignment with ourselves, we have a better chance of living a full and healthy life. Surely that is good for all our relationships? So nurture your creativity. Do what makes you happy. I believe that we are all creative in different ways, and that this is a universal gift.

Cherish your gift of creativity. Cherish yourself. Cherish your life.

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