Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Just looking at this recent posting on Gentle Discipline and I realize that a lot of my parenting woes stem from a lack of creativity. I'm feeling this in other areas of my life too, namely at work. I need new ways to solve the same old problems. Give me a creativity boost please! I miss not having a muse nearby.
It's easy to let creativity slip away when you're so focused on the routine of mundane chores. Luckily there are little ways I can inject some creativity back into my life. Here are some ideas off the top of my head:
Read - something poetic and inspiring ... not just the relationship, parenting and pop-culture easy reads I gravitate towards
Draw - my son is showing a keen interest in drawing cartoons and I think it'd be fun if we drew together; I know that I suck, but what the hell?
Photography - I don't have the eye for taking my own, but appreciate it fully. I could gaze at beautiful photos all day; they move me to no end.
Dance - time to get off the couch and feel the music with my kids; health benefits are bonus!
Piano - I'll start with 10 mins a day and accept that initially it will be painful to endure, but I might start to enjoy it again
Cooking - why not invent a new dessert? I'd like to try mixing sweet and savory (e.g. chocolate + salt); it'll be fun and tasty.
Sex - I'll spare everyone the details, but my mind has been wandering lately and I think it's time I put some of my ideas into practice
Alright, now that I have a plan to be more creative (how flippin' ridiculous does that sound), I can feel it already starting to happen.