Balance is important not only when you’re playing a sport or dancing. To live a full life there also has to be balance. When in the middle of a project, we don’t have balance, we have laser focus. For that time, it’s what we need. But once out of the crunch stage we have to get back to balance.
Part of regaining balance is to let creativity flow, whatever form that takes for you. But, creativity without focus on the outcome. Whether you are painting, drawing, dancing, writing, playing an instrument, singing (even badly!), cooking, designing, knitting, woodworking, etc. To do it for the sheer pleasure of expressing yourself, the parts of you that you don’t show in your business or social setting. This is just for you. You don’t have to be expert at what you do. It’s the doing of it that’s important.
Everyone is creative in some way. It’s how we express ourselves with no thought of outcome other than the experience itself.
Strangely enough, it’s when we lose self-consciousness we are most ourselves. We stop worrying about what others think of us, how it will turn out, whether we’re doing it right. None of that matters at the moment of creativity. The thing we are creating and how we feel during the process is all that matters.
The lack of self-consciousness is when the sense of time stops. It refreshes us and brings back joy and vitality. We are in a private world for those moments. We all need that private expression when we are completely us. We do not have to fit in or follow anyone else’s rules, or even consider anyone else. What comes through our hands, minds, bodies in those moments is all we need. It’s a way that we remember the real us and who we are. It is one of the most rewarding things you can do for yourself. Your friends, family and your business will all benefit from it.
Have fun remembering who you are. Feel the joy and vitality return to your life.
My best to you,