Creative Self-Care for the Soul
Here’s another blog about the dreaded self-care. I’m talking about the deep breathing, muscle tensing, bath soaking, nutritious eating, exercising self-care that everyone seems to loathe. I get it. Some forms of self-care make us cringe. They seem absolutely awful and we just don’t want to do them. If you’re not in to some of the traditional forms of self-care, perhaps you might be yearning for more creative methods to nourish and care for your inner being. I’ve put together a short list to inspire care for the artistic, expressive, experimental, and gifted side of your soul. Enjoy!
Paint something imperfect. Embrace the imperfection.
Engage your hands. Sew, quilt or crochet something.
Create a collage from 1 of your favorite memories.
Write a haiku about nature.
Photograph 1 object in different environments for 7 days.
Color a mandala with a charcoal pencil. Explore shading.
Find a picture and re-create it with your medium of choice.
Explore objects around the home and discover creative ways to reuse them.
Repurpose old furniture. Use paint, felt, cloth, tin, glass, wire, knobs.
Bring out your decorative skills in the kitchen. Create, bake, and decorate.
Write a short story titled “Do You See Me?”
Take yourself out on an artist date.
Explore something that interest you.
Turn your published content into podcasts.
Blend lyrics from your favorite songs to create something new.
Dance in the dark. Embrace the movement of your body.
Finish a DIY project and gift it to a friend.
Create a makeup tutorial using your favorite cosmetics.
Create a new hair design and rock it for the day. Twist, braid, curl, scrunch, wave, or roll.
Repurpose old jewelry. Blend old and new.