An Effortless Boost to Creative Wellness

I don't know about you, but every now and then I get overwhelmed. I push myself to do all of the responsible things. I get up ridiculously early so I have time to write, and then I go work all day at a day job. When I come home there are chores. Sometimes, even all of the things I love to do start to look flat and stale and monotonous.

Do you know that moment when a project you were SO EXCITED about lies on its back like a dead bug with its poor little legs all curled in? Maybe you poke at it to see if there might be some juice left somewhere but it seems pretty hopeless so you go pour a drink and watch TV reruns...

Or maybe you've just spend way too many hours paying attention to the news and it's looking like the entire world is headed for imminent disaster and you find yourself in despair over the state of the nation...

Or you've written and re-written your poor little novel so often you don't know even remember which story lines still exist on paper and which are still in your head...

Or you've released a creative project out into the world and the critics and trolls are treating it like coyotes at a deer kill..

Or maybe you are juggling so many balls that the energy of keeping them all going has gotten to be more than you can handle and you catch yourself thinking that if you got sick maybe you could finally catch a break...

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One of the very best tools to refresh your creativity, restore your enthusiasm, and bring you back to your balanced self is - PLAY. And how awesome is that? It's not every day that the prescription for what ails us is to take a break and do something fun. If doesn't have to be a whole day (although that would be awesome) Five minutes away from the hard stuff to play can be amazingly refreshing. Scribble with crayons. Smoosh some Play Doh around. Get yourself some stickers and put them on things just for fun. Play with a four year old. Make a mud pie. Run through a sprinkler. If you forget how - and this happens - watch a child. They are experts at this stuff!

And speaking of children as experts, check out this awesome video from a true expert on play.