7 Days to Awaken Your Creative Spirit – Day 3: MAKE TIME TO PLAY
The ability to play is a direct connection to your creative spirit.
Adulting is hard. All work and no play make for a very dull human. For me, it also makes for a very cranky one too. At the heart of my personal creative practice is play. Give yourself permission to play. Allow yourself to be a beginner. Being curious and trying new things is fun!
Create a Natural Mandala
Look for twigs, leaves, flowers around your yard. If you made a backyard bouquet yesterday you can use the petals or leaves from those flowers or find some items items around your house like some fruits and veggies.
Remove individual petals and leaves from the stems and separate each type into their own little pile. Start with a center flower and grow your mandala pattern from the center out.
Song “Be Yourself” by Peruquois
Turn up the music and dance or sing!
I love to turn up the music and sing when I’m in the car. Sometimes, when I am alone I can really belt it out. It doesn’t matter if you know all the words or how awful you may think you sound, singing with abandon can be so playful!
I love to dance too. It’s a sad story really how the opportunity to get out and dance as you grow older diminishes. I say, turn up the tunes and create your own dance party. It can be completely ridiculous and in fact, if it makes you laugh at yourself and your goofiness even better.