Written by: Dr. Michelle Emmerling
In this blog post, we will explore the importance of self care and self love and provide practical tips, inspiration, and challenges, to guide you along your journey.
What is self love?
Self love encompasses nurturing our physical, emotional and spiritual well being. While also ,embracing our strengths and imperfections and celebrating our unique qualities.
How to bring self awareness and creativity into your life?
What many people do not know is that both self-awareness and creativity are basic human needs. What self-awareness does is helps us to get to know who we are, and why we work the way we do. Creativity is the format through which we express our essence.
To start to understand and discover our creative process, we need to first notice the environments and spaces where we can open ourselves up more and hold curiosities. For some of us that will be a very quiet and isolated space and for others it will be maybe more public but focused on the beauty of the setting around you.
Creativity can be defined as the bridge between the world of ideas in our head and the reality of the world. The reason it is so important is it allows us to visualize and analyze the opportunities available to us, while at the same time making life more playful, fun, and enjoyable.
Today’s challenge is going to be focused on exploring your self- awareness and self-care through creativity. Take about 15 minutes at the minimum or more if you choose. Here are some ideas to get you started as there are many ways to access your creativity outside of art: print off a coloring sheet or pull out a coloring book, try cooking or baking with a new recipe, take some photos, doodle or scribble, build with Lego, knit or sew, write a poem or short story or journal or blog, play with playdough or clay, or daydream.
All of these are ways to bring more play and self-awareness into
your life. It allows our left brain to take a break from all the thinking and opens our right brain to explore and be more mindful. So take some time today to play and explore your creative self.
“The worst enemy of creativity is self-doubt” – Sylvia Plath