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4 Simple Ways How Creativity Helped Me to Rediscover Myself

4 Simple Ways How Creativity Helped Me to Rediscover Myself

    Creativity is a language, that everyone understands, without having to speak anything, most of the times! And therefore, I used the creative medium to reclaim my confidence and faith in myself. I push forward hard and walked past all the negative voices [within me and around me], and rediscovered myself and my innate creativity , that I loved as a kid!   

    For me, creativity is not a "luxury" word, it is a much-needed deep, convincing, spiritual, and aesthetic definition of expressing myself. Creativity is no more limited to an artist's room, or to a writer's journal, it is out everywhere, in everything we do! All you need is a creative angle to look at everything around you. 

    The need for finding my 'creative voice', came from the deep desire to connect and share my stories with the world. 

    Sometimes, in order to claim our awesomeness, we need to find our voice, a channel where we can connect more authentically.  

       

    Creativity isn't just about art, creations, or passions, it has a deeper significant meaning! It is an outlet, a medium through which we connect, heal, and shine, and rise above our self-doubts, fears, and the judgements society has built for us.

    If we are always judged about being "good enough," how are we going to show up in our true selves? 

    When we experience ourselves as lacking, and not-being-enough, we restrict ourselves from being seen, and from feeling our true selves. 


    What helped me overcome these worries and fears of  judgement [made by others for me], is the realization that, "we are all unique in the way we are born with unique personalities and potential. We are all given a unique story [script], and a unique voice that needs to be seen and heard. And the best way to allow that voice to step out to be seen, heard, and experienced is by sharing."

    "Creativity is the ultimate freedom from the patterns and rules made by others." 

    Creativity gave me that opportunity to share my soul, and myself [emotionally and mindfully] with the world. And this how creativity helped me to reconnect with myself, by doing what I enjoy. This is how I found myself [that was not lost but, was invisible, hidden, obscured, and was unknow] again!

    1. Creativity helped me to be seen. 

    When I started creating, be it articles, art, videos, "my voice" found the courage to step outside of me, and to become known. I had so many ideas to share, stories to tell, thoughts to inspire, and to release many limiting beliefs I have had learned from childhood. 

    Parts of me, that even I didn't know about became clear, and I became better at knowing myself. I started understanding who I'm, more deeply. I felt better and more confident. 

    Confidence comes from knowing yourself better on a deeper lever, and understanding what you want to do in your life. The clarity is often blocked by our old beliefs and from feeling judged, but once we stop measuring ourselves against others, and reclaim our gifts and true potential, we grow confidently. 

    We become aware of our unique qualities, skills, and that's how we discover our unique voice [through creative mediums] to share our stories with the world. 

    2. Creativity helped me to heal.

    Involving myself in creative activities helped me to heal, and to leave my past behind. Healing with creativity is a spiritual experience, where we connect with our core self, only to find out the childhood wounds that never got any attention or love. 

    Engaging myself in the creative power of healing helped me to revisit those open wounds that needed care and true healing.


    Acknowledge those self-sabotaging patterns that're resurfacing in your adulthood again and again! Maybe they are demanding your attention, and asking for a deeper level of healing? 

    By getting in touch with your inner child, you can understand and can stop lashing out, and having unhealthy self-sabotage thoughts from occurring in your present life. 

    If you were the invisible child [like me!], pay close attention to your needs and desires. Cultivate healthy relationships with people who celebrate you, and encourage you to be you. Make meaningful connections where you can feel unique, special, and equally important! 

    3.   Creativity helped me to find a purpose.

    At first writing for me, was just a way to express myself, but now it is my voice, a gift to myself and a rewarding experience I share with the world. If words are considered as powerful, they're also therapeutic! 

    Through writing, I healed inside out, and was able to better understand the true meaning of my life- the purpose I was given! 

    Luckily, I had the outlet of writing. The more I wrote and shared my stories, the more I healed and rediscovered myself. I grew creatively confident, aware of my skills and talents.

    Now, I write because I've a purpose- to inspire, to encourage, to heal, and to let my light shine, and to make a positive/kind impact on the world. I want to leave a legacy [of solutions, of possibilities] behind that can help the future generation tackle similar problems with hope and confidence.   

    4. Creativity helped me to be mindful, happy, and at peace. 

    Creativity gave me the courage to stop trying hard to fit in! 

    Due to some of my childhood experiences, I always have had difficulty interacting comfortably with people. On the inside, I was always scared, and confused. But through my creative voice, I stood up feeling confident about myself. I dismissed all the fears, self-doubts, and silenced my inner-critic.   

    I decided to make peace with my past self, and to not worry about the future. By engaging in creative endeavors, I see everyday as a successful day for me. No matter how big or small contribution I make to the society, or to the world, by sharing my stories, my experiences, and my knowledge and skills, everything matters!  

    I do not regret my past or fear the future [of not being successful or popular], because I'm in the now, in the present. I'm centered, focused, and relaxed. I'm sharing my creative positive energy with everyone, and it is big, a big contribution! 

    By connecting with my creative-self, I was able to be mindful, calm, aware, awake, and prepared to connect and inspire.  


    "Find your voice, shout it from the rooftops, and keep doing it until the people that are looking for you find you." ~Dan Harmon

    "You can't find your voice if you don't use it."

    "But now I realize that the only way to find your voice is to use it. It's hardwired, built into you. Talk about the things you love. Your voice will follow." ~Austin Kleon

    And this is how creativity helped me to rediscover my new self. And I hope you find your best self too through your creative journey! Feel free to share your story, like, how creativity has helped you to discover something new about you and your "gifts"?

    Main Image Creadit- Photo by Hannah Olinger on Unsplash

    • Mari Mari :

      Hi Epsita! I love this article. Favorite segment is about creativity helping you heal. That was beautiful x 

      5 months ago 
    • Martina F Martina F :

      Thanks, Epsita! "You can't find your voice if you don't use it." I really like this quote and it's totally true as the deep feelings you describe in the article!   

      3 months ago 
    • Julia M Julia M :

      Epsita, it is a very relevant and inspiring article. I agree with you that creativity is more than what we think of it. It has helped me in many ways as well. Thank you for sharing this  

      3 months ago 
      • Epsita M Epsita M :

        I'm so happy to hear that, Julia! Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me.       

        3 months ago 
    • Rosalia T Rosalia T :

      Love this post! Totally related to using creativity to heal and de-stress!

      3 months ago 
      • Epsita M Epsita M :

        Thank you so much, Rosalia <3 <3 Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me.

        3 months ago 
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