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Imagination is like a muscle, it takes practice to make it strong. In this episode, we share some ideas and practices to help you strengthen those muscles and get in touch with your natural creative voice.
The number one piece of feedback we get from adults is that it’s hard to be creative. Some say they feel as if they have no imagination at all.
We think you do, and there are several strategies you can use to build a colorful mindscape, including:
- Relaxation (don’t overlook this)
- Regular practice
- Learning from children
No matter where you’re at today, it’s important not to criticize yourself. The modern world is a highly complex place, and internal criticism is a goblin of creativity. Nothing will slow you down more than this. On the other hand, just a little bit of courage and peace in your own body will open doors in your mind that you may not even be able to see right now.
We promise they’re there. Imagination is a major part of what makes you a human. So, start by respecting yourself. Take a moment to acknowledge where you are right now. You’re that lovely person who is trying to be who she needs to be. That alone is an enormous gift you bring into the world.
Above all, don’t forget to practice. It’s amazing where a two minute story will lead sometimes. Even just one meaningful story moment with your kids will make it easier to do it again - because you’ll feel the connection and love in your bones. You’ll come running back for more.