Mindful Monday: The Importance of Creative Outlets

Welcome to Mindful Monday! In this series, I will share some inspiring content to help you start off your week on a high note. This might consist of uplifting photos, motivational articles, or links to videos or other articles that really resonated with me. Be sure to subscribe to my blog by adding your e-mail address in the subscription box to the right to stay up to date with my new posts!

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I used to be a firm believer in the idea “Work hard, and then work even harder!” I never really allowed myself much time for fun or creativity because I always felt that I should be doing something “more productive” with my time. This resulted in me being uninspired, burned out, and bored with my life. As I mentioned in my last post, I am making more of an effort to infuse more creativity into my life, namely through writing. I have been writing poems almost daily now, and I am breathing new life into this blog. Having a creative outlet has added new dimensions to my life including:

  • It has (re)awakened other creative outlets for me including photography and interior design.
  • I feel more authentic and I am connecting with like minded people.
  • My days are filled with so much more FUN (no more boredom!)

I originally started this blog as a creative outlet, but I quickly talked myself out of it because there are already millions of blogs. Why should I bother starting another one? Does this sound familiar? I’m sure that most people have had these limiting thoughts at one point or another. Always remember that even though something has been done before, it has never been done through your unique perspective! There are millions of people out there looking for what only you can offer. Even if you don’t do something highly visible like a blog or a youtube channel, don’t sit on your creative potential. It will enrich your life in so many unique ways and will spill over into other areas of your life in positive ways.

Here’s a tweetable:

 “There is nothing more important than fully expressing your unique creative potential.” -@slyspeaksblog Tweet:

(Click to retweet!)

What are your creative outlets? Have you ever struggled with expressing yourself creatively? What did you do to overcome those challenges? Feel free to link to your blogs or creative projects below. I would love to check them out!

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