Sunday, December 6, 2009

get your creative juices flowing this holiday

I completely and totally believe that every person is a creative being. I have not always believed this. Somehow as I grew up, I learned the false belief that only those who are actual "artists" are truly creative. I now, thankfully, know this is not the case. I also know that if you've identified with the role of being uncreative or bought in to that false personal story, your creative juices will not flow freely!

So, how can you get your creative juices flowing this holiday season? Homemade gifts are one great way to get creative, give a gift that is truly meaningful, and save a little money in the meantime. There are all types of things you can create and give. If you're having a hard time coming up with something, think about your personal gifts and talents and passions, google homemade gifts, and start doing a little research. Then, take action! In years past, I've made yummy smelling soaps, unique lavender scented eye pillows, and most recently scarves for gifts for family and friends. Here is my sweet husband wearing one of his early Christmas gifts:

So, there is still time to get your creative juices flowing during the holiday season!

Namaste'
Leslie

p.s. If you are looking for a great challenge to start the New Year, take a look at my Create Your Life*Create a List challenge in the post below! I'd love to have you join me in taking action to create your most authentic and best life!

5 comments:

YogaforCynics said...

Back when I taught college writing, I'd ask students on the first day to write an essay describing their feelings about writing. One thing I'd see over and over was "I'm not a writer," which, I pointed out, was obviously false, since they'd written the essay, and a writer is simply a person who writes. People tend to be caught up in a romantic idea that, for "writers" or "artists" or "creative people," creating something of beauty simply comes naturally, while everybody else has to work at it...and this belief is exactly what keeps so many people from creating...

Mandy said...

It has been way to long since I have been over here! So glad you did a review on the Enlighten up movie, I had read a similar response somewhere else. I also love the idea of the list and want to def. start thinking of some things to put on one of my own. And...wanted to say congrats on the courage to do the Vlog and tell you how beautiful it was. Thanks! Namaste, mandy

Yogadiva said...

Mandy,
So glad to hear you are joining the Create Your Life*Create a List challenge! Yay!

Yogadiva said...

YogaforCynics,
I completely and totally agree with you! Thanks for stopping by!

Sadia !!! said...

It was so lovely while goin through yur post.....



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