Why do so many mothers find it hard to be creative?
Because to be creative you have to dig deep down inside, and mothers are so used to staying on the surface in case somebody needs them.
We feel like we must be at the “beck and call” of our loved ones, to be constantly “on-call”, but really what we need is to allocate some precious time to do our “creative thing” and stick to it … adopt some tough love.
It is OK to let your children know that you are working and that unless they are "on fire", please do not disturb!
It is OK that they find their things to do without your help because after all, that is them being creative.
Showing your child you are working, can be one of the best life lessons you can give a child. If you want your child to be creative you need to lead by example, give them space, space to explore, space to experiment, space to think like a child, space to fail, space to feel the sense of achieving something on their own.
If you think you haven’t got time to be creative, make time. I know it is easier said than done, but if you want to do this, you will make it happen. The most straightforward way I have found to make time is to eliminate something from your day.
Something that doesn’t give you satisfaction or hasn’t got a purpose. Say goodbye to watching TV in the evening, saying no to a playdate, saying no to your child asking to take up yet other sport or instrument.
Getting up an hour earlier, rethinking how you carry out your mundane chores. Continually streamlining your daily tasks to allow room to simplify, (saying no) create (something new) and explore (going more in-depth).
If you feel like you can do better in this department, or you are ready to make the change to start your creative journey but just needing a little pep talk or sounding board, please feel free to contact me, I am always happy to chat.