Building your creative space
Posted on June 25 2019
Building your Creative Space
I’m a deeply creative soul. Imagination and wonder come to play on almost everything I do. Cracking punny jokes with my son, creative writing, graphic design, and even in my daily chores, thinking of a creative way to do a task or organize my space.
Owning a small business has put my creativity to the test many times. On a daily, I’m home acting as an army of one building my entrepreneurial dreams. There are times when I simply hit a brick wall. Without having an office mate or business partner to bounce ideas off of, it can be difficult to overcome the creative block obstacle.
Over the years I’ve developed some techniques to tap into your creative side and push past your creative block.
A lot of times, I’ve found that creative blocks come about from build up of frustration, stress, distractions and interruptions. The key to overcoming your creative block is creating a space where you can put these things aside.
Creativity is is an experience of the senses.
You can start to create your space by honoring what each of your senses needs to relax and open up.
In the seasons we can be outside, my space is our back deck.
In the colder months it is the warmth and comfort of our bedroom.
Sight: Find some place to sit comfortably where you can see beauty, things that inspire you, things that make you feel safe and loved.
I love to look at the woods in our backyard, seeing the rhythm of the tree trunks brings me comfort and helps my eyes to relax into soft focus.
Hearing: Optimally you’ll have no auditory distractions (cell phones off or at least on vibrate) no TV or radio. If you would like music, I’d chose something without words, that can play quietly in the background.
The sounds of the Forest create the perfect backdrop. The leaves rustling is a natural white noise. And animals and birds noises remind me of rhythm and melody.
Touch: Make sure your body is comfortable. You have a pen that feels good in your hand. Or a tablet you ca easily type on.
I sometimes like to pet my dog or kitty while brainstorming. It’s calming, and if you want to talk to them, they won’t judge your creative process.
Taste: A tall glass of water or a hot cup of tea (or coffee) is what’s on order here. Drinking water while being creative can symbolically cleanse your palette, washing away your frustrations and leaving a fresh start.
I love a nice glass of seltzer with some fresh mint leaves pinched from my garden. It’s refreshing and lively, and also smells amazing
Smell: What smells make your soul sing? Lavender or Sage? Citrus? There are so many to chose from. Light a candle, or spray an organic essential oil spray.
For me, I love the way the backyard smells after a rain storm. When inside, I generally diffuse Clary Sage and Orange essential oils.
When you set the intention to be in the moment with your thoughts and listen to what your imaginary action has to say, you’ll be happily surprised at what you can create.
Good luck and happy creating!
About: Kim is a momma, wife and small business owner.
She lives with her family in Duchess County, NY, where she enjoys her rescue dog, bunnies, hamsters and chickens. And her daughter's cat... Grand Kitty.
Her family loves camping, gardening, hiking, geocaching, and all things Boy Scouting.
She is the owner/creator of Three Sisters Herbals, LLC., which she affectionately calls “her other baby”.
TSH is the same age as her youngest human baby, and they are all growing up together.
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