I got a question from a lady who said:

“I used to be wildly creative, but somewhere along the line I got practical. Driving the kids to school, cooking, cleaning, rinse and repeat. How do I tap back into my creative personality?”

The advice I have is

Try to work your creativity into those daily tasks:

  • You can sing when you do the dishes, or when you’re cooking.
  • You can dance with the vacuum cleaner.
  • You can dress up when you go to the grocery store. Within reason, of course, unless you’re very extrovert.
  • You can do something crazy with your hair at night. Nobody has to see it unless you want to.

If you’re knitting mittens for your kids, you can do what I did. You can let your child decide what they’ll look like.

This is challenging the boundaries you’ve set up around that creative personality. So it’s pushing your mind to think creatively again.

Make sure you get some time to yourself. I know I’ve been nagging at you about this, but it’s really important, I bet you can find five minutes to yourself, maybe after the kids are asleep.

Maybe you don’t have to run errands as often or do as much housework. Maybe once a week is enough, instead of every single day.

Try to do something creative, even if it’s five minutes in the car after dropping the kids off at school. Try to write something, or record an audio on your phone. You can do a small sketch if you have a sketchbook handy.

There are tons of things you can do. I bet if you try, you can come up with at least five things you can do, in a short amount of time.

If you’re struggling, if you feel you need some help kicking your butt in gear. Get in touch with me. Since you’re already on the blog, you know where to find me.

So, get in touch and we’ll have a nice cup of tea, get to know each other, and start getting that creative butt of yours in gear.

 

4 Comments

  1. Sibylle

    Good points. I believe the main thing is that it COUNTS. People think, “oh, but dancing with the hoover isn’t *real* creativity. Only grand art is.” And that’s plainly not true. Being creative is a life attitude, out of which the grand art grows.

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    • Linda Ursin

      Yes, it counts 🙂 and you’re right. There are people in every field saying things like that, and they’re all wrong.

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  2. Corina Ramos

    Great advice Linda!

    My life is a routine so there is hardly a surprise so I try to make the best of my day…like getting dressed up even if it’s to go to the grocery store.

    I hope the lady you advised takes your suggestions to heart. She will definitely notice her creativity juices flowing!

    Have a great day and an awesome month!

    C

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