• Rachel Ireland

How To Reconnect To Your Creativity

One of the most common things I hear from people during my workshops and projects is:

'I feel like I've lost my sense of identity and purpose'.

Believe me, I get it. I've been there.

I'll write a bit more about that later, but for now I want to give you some activities and tools that might just help you get unstuck, listed here in the order I'd recommend.

I've made a video demonstration of each of these activities. For some of them you can also get a PDF worksheet or template from my Etsy shop, but it's not a requirement of following along.

Hello You

Colour Your Thoughts

Mindful Art Activity for Grounding

Mindful Art Activity for Self-Worth

The Soundtrack of Your Life

Although I had studied music throughout school, college and university, always knowing that was where my heart was and that I'd always have music in my life in one way or another, somehow I lost my connection with it during my 20s and 30s. I stopped writing & playing, and to some extent, I stopped listening to music like I used to.

As I approached my 40s I knew something was missing. On the surface I had everything I'd ever wanted: a partner, children, a house in the countryside, but I'd lost something that was so deeply stitched into my soul. I'd lost my creativity.

Reluctantly at first I picked up my guitar for a few minutes here and there, then the song ideas started to come to me, then, at the advice of a counsellor, I began painting. And slowly but surely I returned to a version of myself that felt familiar and whole. It felt like a reunion; a coming home.

The benefits that I have found in reconnecting to my creativity; in doing those creative activities that always made me feel like myself, and finding new ones that align with this new (older?) version of myself has been life-changing to me. So much so that I knew there and then that it was my life mission to share these experiences, these activities and tools with others, to help them to not only reconnect to their creativity, but to then use it to make a positive difference in the world.

This was my journey to setting up The Creative Map.

Where will your journey take you?

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