There are days when I open up my blog to write, and I don’t really have anything to write.
What I do then, usually, is one of the following:
- Go through my “blog” folder and look at different images I’ve saved. I have one folder, labelled “inspiration,” that contains images I find inspiring but haven’t connected with a specific blog post yet.
- Scroll through the Facebook pages of people who post inspiring quotes and pictures. I have a few friends who fit that bill; I like to check the pages for Brene Brown and Elizabeth Gilbert as well.
- Go through my “ideas for upcoming posts” list and see what sparks my interest.
- Go to my “stream of consciousness” blog draft and just write whatever random, ridiculous thoughts are streaming through my head.
This is all runway work; this is all creative play. This is my time to dance and frolic and see what happens. And it’s lovely #soul and #mind food.
I’ve been loving Magic Lessons, Elizabeth Gilbert’s new podcast, and it’s helping me to feel good about my creative playtime. There are silly ideas in my head. And even when they’re silly – I still need to get them out. I need to take my creative thoughts and ideas and put them on blank canvas. That’s a big reason why writing this blog has been therapeutic – it’s a way of getting my ideas out of my head and onto a canvas. “If I am not actively creating something, then chances are I am actively destroying something – myself, a relationship, or my own peace of mind,” Gilbert writes. I tend to agree.