“Every time I needed a “voice”, I knew where to go!”
Creativity has always been my best and only medium to express myself; be it through writing, drawing, painting, or music! Amidst all the chaos we are going through right now, I can’t tell you how grateful I feel to have all my creative works to focus on!
As we grow up from being a child, to an adolescent, to our adulthood; different transition of our lives require us to express our emotions, our feelings in a different way! And writing or drawing them on a paper have has always helped me to feel better. Many of my pivotal moments in life prompted me to self-express myself through some creative fixes.
This is one of the reasons I was attracted towards sketching and doodling again- after so many years! Drawing or painting is one of the best medium to let those sinking emotions flow-out of our heart and mind!
As a creative person, I’m privileged to switch to different “activities,” to express my emotions. If I’m stranded in an unknown territory and or I feel suffocated to share my opinions and views, I prefer writing them down in my blog or sketching it out. We must learn and practice to embrace failing as much as we love victories. They show us directions to maneuver our way through many complexities of life.Tweet
This creative way of engaging with the world helped me reclaim the creativity I once loved as a kid! I’d lost all of them in the chaotic noise of fear, uncertainty and doubts; but I’m glad, “I did not throw any of myself away!”
“Don’t throw any of yourself away. Don’t worry about a grand scheme or unified vision for your work. Don’t worry about unity–what unifies your work is the fact that you made it. One day you’ll look back and it will all make sense.” ~Austin Kleon, Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative
The need for this creative process in my life came from the deep desire to betterfy my life. I wanted to claim my awesomeness, my ability, my skills, and my worth; but I didn’t have the voice that could have been loud enough to proclaim my true inwardness towards my dreams, growth, and my determination! I wanted to take the complete control of my life than being on autopilot mode!
To know, “how this “creative outlet” helped me to claim my space in this world; read further!”
- Creativity helped me to heal, to calm down, and to restore my life fully.
“Creativity is the way I share my soul with the world.” ~ Brené Brown
This beautiful quote by author and research professor, Brené Brown reminds me to see more of life, and gives me the courage to stand alone for what I believe! As a believer, dreamer, kindness warrior, and as a positive thinker, I choose creativity to heal my unspoken untold stories about failures and rejections I have had in my life. I was able to restore my lost fondness for the things I once loved doing in my childhood. I’m glad I’ve found them back! There is nothing as calm as focusing all your interest and attention in doing an art, or writing, or losing yourself in a book or in music!
- Creativity inspired my wellness.
It is not an overstatement to say that, “connecting to your creative side can yield you some major health benefits!” There are lot of benefits to fostering creativity and exercising those skills over time. Our brain starts to function in a much positive way, by looking away from all the problems we currently have in life! It strengthens our thinking and functioning capacity, as the negative clouds that was clogging our clear thinking process, gets cleared away!
Our wellness very much depends on our thoughts, and how we react to everything that happens around us; creativity attracts optimism and solution-focused thinking.
- Creativity comforted me to accept ‘new situations’ without surrendering myself to fears.
“Fear is inevitable! But we should not be led by our fears; but by courage!”
Being creative isn’t just about being a talented artist, writer, or a musician! It is about unlocking your imagination and working with your “ideas” to explore and see what is possible!
When I developed the courage to listen to my inner creativity and work with it, I was surprised to see the results! I saw myself being brave to face the unfiltered world in a raw way. I started evolving as a blogger and as a writer; lately I’ve added two more feathers in my cap by starting my doodle artwork and a store at redbubble.com and my Youtube channel
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This ‘new’ normal life created by covid-19 wasn’t that easy for me or my family to accept initially; and I’m sure it must not have been easy for you either! I remember the initial days when fear, scary news and updates ruled our life and we kept sinking in fear and uncertainty! I wanted to control myself to take care of my husband and kids; and I was in need of a creative outlet to send out those dark untamed fears away from my mind. So, I started writing more and more articles. I wrote for my blog, and I contributed few articles to Elephant Journal and I sketched inspiring, uplifting, positive messages through my doodles.
Being creative has given me the voice to be me! It has helped me to find hope in the pandemic, to heal from inside out, to find my lost courage to go after what I want out of my life, to numb all the criticisms and doubts, and to fly high along with others. I hope you find you lost creative spark, and you re rewrite your “creative story”, after reading this post; exactly in the same way I found mine <3