Ex-lawyer turned relationship coach

Finding Time For Creativity

We’re all busy people. Work, groceries, household chores, hanging out with friends and loved ones—activities that leave us little time for artistry. And without a creative outlet, we’re more likely to feel dead inside and go cuckoo. 

But it doesn’t have to be this way.

Just because you don’t regularly mix paints on a wooden palette or sit behind a pottery wheel, doesn’t mean you don’t have any opportunities to be creative.

You can add a dash of creativity in almost anything.

How you greet your co-workers (try a different language or put on a silly voice). How you walk up a flight of stairs (mix up the number of steps you take in one stride). How you go home from work (take a detour or different mode of transport). How you use brief moments of dead time (daydream while looking at the sky). How you peel a banana (bite it through and spit out the skin, or, you know, don’t).

Life is a playground. Everything can be done in a playful and creative way. And if you’re not already treating things as a jungle gym or swing set, you’re missing out.

Come and play. All the cool kids are doing it.

By Jeroen Elsing
Ex-lawyer turned relationship coach