– Contributed by Big L
My ideas for blog content have been lacking lately. Between business changes, wedding planning, weekly blogging for Stratejoy, and the dreaded end-of-winter BLAHs, I don’t have any brain juice left.
In typical me fashion, I spent a bit of time yesterday problem solving my way out of this jam. The result is that I have an idea for a seven-part blogging series. Here it goes:
Remember in January, when I wrote about my themes for 2011? I was so excited to tell you that this year, I want to be GRACEFULLY UNIQUE.
Well guess what? We’re almost three months into the year and I’m not feeling especially graceful OR unique. Crap. I even have a seven-page plan, outlining how I can nurture each of my seven values, which in turn, will keep the graceful uniqueness flowing. Except, I haven’t looked at it once since I wrote it. My cup of graceful uniqueness does not runneth over.
For each of the next seven weeks, I’m going to write about one of my values and my ideas for a bunch of little ways I can nurture it more. My hope is that by verbalizing each one, I’ll internalize it more. I also hope that you’ll have some additional ideas I can throw into the mix.
Let’s get started!
To feel creative and nurture my inner artist, I should express or participate in creativity every day! Ways to do that include:
- Draw, colour or paint something
- Creative writing
- Read an inspiring book
- Edit a photo or video clip
- Make a collage or vision board
- Work on wedding invitations and decor
- Visit an art gallery
- Watch live theatre
- Write and doodle with markers
- Visit a craft store
- Make a scrapbook page
- Brainstorm about something
- Attend a concert of some sort
- Watch a good movie
- Paint pottery
- Take a workshop of some sort
- Go take some photos
- Make a craft
- Read fiction
- Flip through my motivational books or coffee table books
There it is, team. Value #1 is creativity; being creative allows me to feel gracefully unique.
Ideas for how to action the value, keep it top of mind, and embrace it more fully are so, so welcome. Bring it on.