I love creating. It brings me so much joy to take a concept from a sketch to a physical product. I saw a TikTok that asked, as a creative, what do you do when you are not creating, suggesting that it would lead to possible depression and disconnect.
As a small business you are busy making website designs, packing orders, and running a business. With all of that you don't have time to create. There is a plug on your outlet that can get into a funk. That funk leads to a lack of creative flow and a downward spiral.
I am conscious of a few things:
- My intake of learning
- My output of creativity
- My family dynamics
- My mental state and self-care
With these in mind, I'm consistently able to identify when I need rest, where I can stretch myself, and how I can ask for help. Here is a challenge, do something creative and relaxing that has nothing to do with your business. On the first day of my challenge, I crochet two ski masks for my husband's music video. Then I hand carved stamps, repotted all my house plants, and I tell you that I take a break from my business but still making sure that I have a flow of creativity has been refreshing.
Challenge: Monitor your intake of information and your output of creativity.