As creative hearts, alone time gives us the time to think through all our emotions and things going on in our lives. This alone time gives us the chance to allow all the things we have been holding in to come out. Even if you’re an extrovert, alone time benefits your creativity. Alone time gives you the chance to explore by doing things you enjoy without distractions or stress. The most creative people create the greatest things by takingt i.e. away from the world. Some things I’ve found to be super helpful for my creative genes are going to an art museum, eating alone in a cafe, sitting outside listening to music or painting. You just need to pick something you enjoy and it will bring out things you didn’t think could come from yourself.
Read, read, read.
Reading opens doors to the world, to different time periods, to new points of view, and knowledge. Being a bookworm can work in your favor, especially because words can be so powerful to your soul! Books are, in my opinion, under appreciated. A single line or phrase in a book can unblock your emotions and thoughts. There are books you’ll read that bring out parts of yourself you never knew about, just from how they are worded. Books show the world in more than the book itself, reading several books by the same author can show you the philosophies and realities for someone on the other side of the world. Books teach, they are dangerous because once you know something no one can take that away from you and you can see the ways of the world more clearly.
Even if it’s just to the town next to you, go! Traveling is good for your soul and it helps to discover new things, people, and ideas. I love nature and so traveling to new places gives me the chance to explore new things like mountains and caves. New cafes are great and can be refreshing to your soul, sometimes all we need to refresh our souls is a good week or two exploring a new place.
Decide what you believe in.
Stick to what you believe. Know why you believe in that and study it as much as you can. I am a Christian, I believe that the God in heaven is the God of the Bible and that the Bible is infallible and inerrant. For me, this means studying the Bible, praying, going to church and Bible studies, and exemplifying these beliefs in all areas of my life. If you don’t know what you believe in, you won’t truly know yourself or have a solid foundation for yourself. If you don’t believe that there is a higher power, then you need to know why and you need to evaluate your life and what parts contradict that. A strong heart knows what it believes in. If you believe in the Big Bang theory, study it, same for if you believe in Buddha or in the words of Shakespeare. Study what you believe in, no matter what it is.
I hope you all have an amazing Christmas! Jesus died for all to have salvation and that is such an amazing thing to celebrate! This is the birth of the most wonderful man the world has ever known.