Feb 26, 2018
Creative spirit is just the ticket.
Listen on for how Jenny and I both use creative play to SAVE OUR SANITY, the importance of creativity in business and HOW you can start bringing it to life in your own world.
This skill of creative thinking, this outside the box thinking, it’s what we as entrepreneurs do pretty much every day. We figure out a strategy. It’s not just A plus B equals C, it’s not a mathematical equation.
There’s something magical about creating in a sketchbook or in an art journal because you can just turn the page and it’s gone.
We collect all these thoughts and feelings of, “I can’t be creative, I can’t do this, I can’t do that.” Sometimes we just need to take a step back and go, “What if I could?” How do some of us start these little businesses? By going, “What if I could fill this gap I’ve just found?”
When you’re creating, you’re working through something, and it’s meditative. It allows you to connect with fears and with emotions that you wouldn’t normally go anywhere here. Especially if you’re a grade A perfectionist, art journaling helps you release some of that grip on perfection and helps you let go a bit.
You can only take on so much at a time. If we start to look at these sort of connection activities, like art journaling, or even just regular journaling, we start to recharge, we start to see those connections, and we start to see the stuff that we find is a problem, so we can deal with them. Whereas if we’re forever numbing and forever hiding, we don’t see those things, and then 20 years down the line you wonder why you feel really unfulfilled.
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