Hello friends of the enchanted forest!
The last two weeks have been jam-packed with princess birthday parties, faerie birthday parties, tea parties and even a faerie princess birthday tea party! This post is going to address some of the comments that I recently received from parents and caregivers about being outgoing and creative in front of crowds.
This week I had parents and clients tell me,
"I could never turn off my inhibitions and do what you do."
"My children ask me to tell them stories and sing, but I never know what to do. I wish I had your talent."
"I wish I could dance and tell stories in front of crowds."
"I don't have a creative bone in my body."
Stop right there!!
We are all creative beings who need to express ourselves and play freely every single day. Sadly, we live in a world that has socialized adults to behave in certain ways, especially in public settings. Adults learn to inhibit creative play. This is a travesty because now, more than ever before, the world desperately needs creativity to inspire positive change.
In order to be creative in front of others, we must learn to let go of certain social conventions and our own fears. By taking this step, we will grow into the brilliant and creative people we truly are and we will shine shine shine!
Here is an activity to help us let go of inhibitions and tune into ourselves. Next week, I will post about freeing our spirits with some fun creative play exercises. These simple exercises will not only bring more happiness into our lives and inspire us to be creative, but they will also prepare us to shine for others!
Let's get started...
1.) Take three deep breaths and ask yourself what creative activities you wish you could do. Now ask yourself what activities would bring you happiness. These are your dream activities.
2.) Take three more deep breaths. Ask yourself what is stopping you or holding you back. Most commonly, you will hear fear, think about an embarrassing situation from the past or feel your shyness.
3.) Breathe again three times. With each exhale let go of all things and feelings holding you back. Let them sink away into the ground. (Yes, it really is that easy, just let them go.)
If this task is difficult for you, please post your dream activity in the comment section below, then I will write and post an exercise to help get you started on your creative journey! Let's work on freeing ourselves, expressing ourselves and creative play! Have fun! Xx
Lots of love,