Friday, April 13, 2018

Rejoice in Spring - Off the Wall Friday

Its been a long winter.  . . .A very long winter here on the banks of Lake Erie.  Not only have we had nearly 200 inches of snow (yes you read that right - 200 inches) but its been cold and gray since November.  Cold and gray can eat at once soul and I'm afraid it has mine!  Even the first day of spring was welcomed in with inches of snow and below freezing temps.

Finally though spring is fighting back and we've had our first real break in the weather.  Its got me thinking of  how to mend my creative soul.  Spring has long been a time of rebirth, renewal and rejuvenation. Those are all concepts that girl could use after such a gray winter!  But how to do it???


When I say winter,  I mean all things cold and gray that hold you down.  Let go of the fear that you're not enough.  Let  go of the comparisons that weigh  down your creative soul.  Let go of the self-doubt of that next great idea.  Let go of harmful habits that only hurt instead of help


This one is literal and figurative.  Spring clean all the clutter that has accumulated over the winter.
Organize what is left.  You'll feel better with a tidy work space.  Also, spring clean all the things that you have been putting off in your life.  Been procrastinating about making a decision?  Decide and commit  and you'll feel better with that too!


This is a time to recommit yourself to those new year's resolutions that have been forgotten.  Its a perfect time to take stock of what is working in your life and give it new energy.  Look at forgotten projects and commit to finishing them.


All around you nature has come back to life.  This is a perfect time for you to give birth to new and interesting ideas.  Unplug for a while, take a quiet walk, soak in the sunshine and think.  Let it all soak in where once winter had only resided.  Take in new inspiration.  Use all your senses to awaken new ideas, new habits, new routines.

I plan to take my own advice and really work on these ideas.  I've been stuck in this cold dark cycle for too long!

Do you have any ideas that will help me jump start my spring?


FreeDragon said...

Go outside! Fly a kite, pick flowers, go for a walk! You will enjoy the warm weather, feel better, AND find inspiration for art.

LA Paylor said...

nice post but we woke to a winter wonderland here in Colorado. Ice, snow, hail, gray skies... all after yesterday's near 80 deg. Good luck with the Spring thing!