Someone asked me the other day “what are your favorite hobbies?”
I thought to myself, “are you mad?” I am a working Mum. I don’t have time for hobbies. Then I thought about this more deeply. I do have hobbies; I just haven’t made them a priority in the last few years. I used to love to create and choreograph dances. I would do this for all the Body By Simone dance cardio routines.
Often when I ask my clients about their hobbies, they give very similar responses to mine.
What does this mean for us as women? That we are not allowing ourselves to be creative and inspired as it doesn’t feel important?
I know when I actually connect to my inner creativity I feel so happy and content.
So how do we create space for creativity?
First of all, I think it is important to remember what that “creativity” is for ourselves. Do you love song writing, acting, sewing, art, reading, cooking? Whatever it is that fills your soul, write it all down and acknowledge it.
Allow yourself to be an amateur. I think we all get stuck in thinking our creation needs to be perfect or even something that we are really good at. Not the case, its ok to take up a new hobby and learn as you go. It is an important part of human growth to sometimes put yourself out of your comfort zone.
Share that creation with your loved ones. Show them your sculpture or sing them that song. Allowing your family into your creativity lets them see another side of you and learn more about what it is that makes you tick.
Finally honor and enjoy it. That is the purpose of a hobby, it is there to be an escape, not a chore. Make time for your creativity as often as you can, and take note of how it makes you feel after.