About the same time that I started to get wise to the error of my ways, opportunities started to pop up to nurture my creative side through avenues other than writing. A friend needed help with an audition piece for her son. Choreography is still one of my favourite ways to express myself. I feel like I've tapped into a universal creative consciousness every time I start to piece together a routine. It's the same feeling I get when I create a flow class, but a different means to the end.
And then my friend Emily invited me to an art class fundraiser she was organizing. I haven't drawn or painted for years - save for a meditative sketch we did as part of teacher training. I was amazed at how drawn into the creative process I got while painting. It was such a great experience, I think I'm going to invest in some paints and canvases to keep nurturing that avenue of creativity for myself (and my son, who got inspired by my painting and created a beautiful finger painting the very next day:-)
My writer's block isn't quite gone, and with the dreary weather we've been having, despite nurturing my practice, my creativity, and being sure to carve out some me time, my energy levels are still low (it actually took a lot for me to get on writing this blog post) but that's okay. I'm still not giving in to negative self-talk and I'm happily enjoying time to explore other creative outlets in the mean time. How do you nurture your creativity? Do you have methods to break through blocks or energy lows or do you simply ride them out and embrace them?