6 Ways to Launch Creatively into Spring from a Creativity Coach
Hello, Creatives! Finally, some warm weather with the promise of Spring in Maryland. I hope you are getting outside and feeling inspired (remember the “Getting Inspired with Mindfulness” post?) Today, I want to help you capitalize on the powerful impact nature and weather has on us and our creative process and how you can use that important “change energy.”
Counseling for Creative People and HSPs
Remember, Creative, you are sensitive, and you are sensory. You have strong emotional reactions to many things, and are very impacted by information coming in to your sensory system (sights, sounds, textures, smells, tastes). This is especially powerful because during a time of change our senses are more heightened to absorption (think jumping in a cold pool on a hot day- those first few seconds are potent!) All totaled, you have a powerful stream of energy to tap into during this “change energy.” And- the best, most mindful way to capitalize on this energy, is to get into it!
Creativity Coach Tip: Get into the Energy!
I want you to physically put yourself into this energy stream and take what nature is offering you- like the plants stretching and unrolling their leaves into the warm sunlight after a long winter- absorb the energy and refill your stores. Biologically it is needed, emotionally it is healthy and creatively it is regenerative. This is so powerful!
Here are some ideas that might help you in your efforts:
Counseling for Artists Advice 1: Go Outside!
GO OUTSIDE! Have you ever tried plein air painting/drawing/sketching/sculpting/dancing/writing/photographing/playing music? Go. Try. It. Take your stuff and go outside.
Therapy for Artists Tip 2: Meditate
Meditate. Open a window, take a walk, sit on a porch. Sit and meditate to get yourself into a mindful state of being and absorb the sensations around you. Let them fill you and inspire.
Therapy for Creatives Idea 3: Move your Body
Go exercise. Do some outdoor cardio. Breathing is the first thing you do when you are born and the last thing you do when you die. It is biologically basic, instinctual and very grounding. When you are in a good, healthy cardiovascular exercise (per doctor’s orders for your health always) your brain shuts up and energy goes to your breath and the rhythm of your movement. It is So. Grounding. So good for you.
Creativity Coaching Thought 4: Lots of Fresh Air
Get that fresh air. I don’t care what your day has in store for you- get some fresh air- as much fresh air as you can. Open windows. Take walks. Take breaks. Tap into the magnificent renewal energy that is all around you during the change in seasons.
Coaching for Creative People Tool 5: Give your Body What it Needs
Meet your organismic needs. Drink enough water. Eat 3 healthy meals. Eat healthier ingredients. Sleep for 7 hours. Practice good hygiene. This combined with the increased natural flow of energy will launch you forward.
Counseling for Creative People Option 6: Give your Heart What it Needs
Meet your emotional needs. What are you feeling? Do you need to feel it and de-rubble, do you need to “treat” it and feel better? Be honest, be open and meet. Your. Needs.
Creativity Counseling and Creativity Coaching for Creative People
In this article, I have tongue-in-cheek used Creativity Coaching and Creativity Counseling interchangeably. Of course, they are completely different services. What I do want to illustrate here, though, is that with both, you can make strides in building healthy creative practices for yourself, and getting to know your creative personality. Making healthy life changes, like mindful use of creative energy to boost your creative practices, is one such example!
You can Start Creativity Counseling and Creativity Coaching Today!
And finally, of course, Creativity Therapy can help! You are worth it. The life you will live when you do the work is worth it. Natural periods of potent energy like this are an ideal time to start working changes in your life, and I’m here to help! If you are interested in real, impactful and lasting change for your creative mind, I would love to help you. Let's connect and launch your life to the next level! I have three steps you can take, right now from my site if you are ready to take an important step forward in your life:
1) Join my Artists in Residency Program. This is a Free, Online Community of Artists where you can build support, accountability and a network of Creative People as a stepping stone towards reconnecting and committing to your authentic, creative self.
2) Book a Free Consultation. All new clients to Creatively, LLC are entitled to a 15 min, free consultation to sit with me and discuss your needs, services available, and we can problem solve and hand-pick best next steps to help you succeed.
3) Book a Coaching Package. Are you a working Creative in need of specific support? I offer a range of Coaching Packages- let's get started with one that is right for you.
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is a Creativity Coach, Creativity Counselor and Professional Artist in Sykesville, Maryland. She provides Online Creativity Counseling in Maryland and Virginia, and Online Creativity Coaching throughout the USA, Canada and the UK.
The information provided in this blog is from my own clinical experiences and training. It is intended to supplement your clinical care. Never make major life changes before consulting with your treatment team. If you are unsure of your safety or wellbeing, do not hesitate to get help immediately.