Saturday, July 5, 2008

Get Creative!

I think I was smartest when I was 8 years old! At that age, I knew what I liked to do--and I did it. I spent many happy hours in my home's basement, painting and sewing. I spent as many hours outside with my horse, playing in the woods, and swimming.

As we grow older, we tend to "forget" where our true passions lie. And we believe that we don't have the time/money/energy to follow our passions. The following activity is designed to get you thinking about what you truly love to do.

Creativity Activity:
Grab a notebook and pen. Take yourself to a quiet spot and answer the following questions. For each question, list as many activities that come to mind. No judging, just writing:

1. When I was a child I always enjoyed...
2. My soul lights up when I...

Now look at your list--are you engaging in any of the listed activities currently? If not, why not? How can you take small steps to integrate your passions into your everyday life? Try it--it's not as hard as you might think. And the results are truly amazing.

4 comments:

* Amanda * said...

great reminders! Thanks!

Rosebud Collection said...

A really nice blog..I think when I create, I am at my happiest..especially if it comes out the way I want it to..

susanneholt said...

Welcome to the world of blogging! Have fun, I too am striving to a simpler life. come visit me as well..
http://susanneholt.blogspot.com

Shannon said...

They, whoever "they" are, say that we go back to what we loved doing when we where younger if we listen to ourselves.

For me I loved anything that had to do with sewing and look at what I am doing:)

Great blog:)