I wrote at the end of last month how rest and taking time for yourself is key to making space for creativity.
I have had a really busy few days, however, three of them have incorporated craft-based activities. The first was the vision board workshop over the weekend, the second was a wreath making class which I participated in yesterday afternoon and this morning, at a networking event, I watched a floral demonstration.
Following every activity, I sensed a shift forward and noted enhanced productivity outside these times. This once again highlighted the benefit of taking time out to think about your business whilst participating in what could be considered an unrelated activity.
“Everything that’s created comes out of silence. Your thoughts emerge from the nothingness of silence. Your words come out of this void. Your very essence emerged from emptiness. All creativity requires some stillness.” Wayne Dyer
When you are being creative with your hands you are often silencing your mind and making room for creative thought. The act of making things promotes psychological wellbeing, as you feel useful and contented. As your mind rests and your hands move, this can foster a flow in your mind and you begin to ponder, daydream and creativity flows.
I am particularly busy with the run-up to Christmas and it feels an indulgence to be spending time on anything other than delivering or planning. These are often the most key times to get over any sense of guilt and make space for creative activity which will, in fact, facilitate you to develop your thinking further. Delivering and planning activity is enhanced.