When it comes to decorating your home it’s creativity and not the size of your budget that’s most important. Decorating can re-connect you with your creativity. And rest assured, you ARE a creative person. Creativity never wanes, we’re born with it. It is inspiration. It is Spirit. Spirit is abundant and can never be extinguished. When you access your Spirit, you’ll find yourself naturally energized and focused. You’ll find yourself being rather than reacting.
How do you begin? Become the child you were. Before you felt the demands life and fear of the wreckage of the future, all you had to think about was right now. That gave you freedom to create. To make things like macaroni necklaces, tuna-fish-can Christmas ornaments, and Easy-Bake Oven cakes. When you’re in the present moment, not thinking about the past, not worried about the future, and fully engaged with what you’re doing you are inspired. Creating allows you to access the present moment. So even if you’re not there when you start, you’ll can find it if you fully give yourself to your project.
You can be creative in everything you do, whether it’s writing out a grocery list with a pink marker or selecting fun words to use in a conversation.
- Schedule an hour in a hobby store. You don’t have to commit to buying anything, just see what speaks to you. They may have a class that sounds interesting you can sign up for just for fun.
- Your home is full of creative projects. If you’ve got worn-out wood or metal items revitalize them with a can of spray paint. Find something that you’d like to restore and then spray-paint it with a color you love.
- Put together a collage with pictures and words that inspire you or things you’d like to create in your life.
- Paint the outside of small flower pots.
- Go to a toy store and meander. Buy something that you liked to play with as a child. Place it in a prominent place in your home or office for inspiration.
- Write about things you liked to do as a child.
- Find an easy, yummy recipe and make it.
- Take photos of nature. If you don’t have a camera, a disposal camera works great. Put together a piece of wall art with the photos.
- Go somewhere different. A park, a museum, a new bookstore or library.
- Arrange or re-arrange things that you collect. Do you collect shells, books, or photographs? Put them in jars, or on shelves, in albums, whatever is most appropriate for the item.
Extricate yourself from distractions that keep you busy but not inspired and start doing something creative. You can take baby steps if you need to. You’ll find yourself feeling more content in all areas of your life when you connect with the energy that creativity brings!