Life gets in the way and before you know it, you feel like you’ve lost sight of your personal style. This happens when things get busy or you go down a path that makes you feel unoriginal and out of touch with what once made you creative.
Since taking the time to be creative can make us happier and feel more in touch with ourselves, here are some tips to get yourself back into that artistic state of mind.
Get back into a hobby
Being an adult means more responsibilities like work and social obligations. You might lose touch with hobbies that make you feel like yourself. To fix that, make a calendar to block out time in your day for an artistic hobby you love. If you don’t have one, try some new activities. Sometimes all it takes is a little time to get your creative juices flowing!
For example, you can go out and order some Simple Canvas Prints for beautiful canvases to work on! Having the supplies nearby makes it easier to sit down and focus on creating. You can paint, draw, or make a unique collage out of random items on these canvases. You may not feel the inspiration until that canvas is right in front of you, and that’s OK.
Being artistic doesn’t have to mean creating something physical. You can get physical and get the same benefits through taking dance classes or yoga. This is not only good for you, but it also helps you feel like you are building strength and moving forward in your life.
Try blogging or journaling every day
When getting back into a hobby, it helps to stay consistent, and a blog or journal is a wonderful way to get some words on the page (or screen). You can share your blog with others or keep it as a personal journal.
Whichever you prefer, it still helps you write everyday and reflect internally. Journaling is a practice that allows you to come to terms with what you want in life and who you want to be. It’s also something that can be anything you want it to be. Maybe your “journaling” is just drawing a picture of your day.
There are also some cute journals out there that can reflect your personal style. Plus, they make great items to put on your shelf!
Innovate your style
What better way to feel more artistic than unapologetically wearing what you want? Take some time to go shopping, whether it be thrifting or an ecommerce shop. Whatever your price range, there are some clothes and accessories out there calling your name.
Wearing clothes which you feel express your artistic style is a great way to cement your self-confidence. The way you feel in your outfit can significantly impact your day. If you look great, you will most likely feel great and be more confident. Innovating your style is more than a material decision — it’s an art form.
Take photos when you feel inspired
Many people let life pass them by without capturing those moments. Use your phone as an asset and not a distraction, because it has the ability to capture any moment you want! This is a way to capture images and scenes in everyday life that inspire you, which can then allow you to create something later when you look back on the image.
The idea is to not get tied up in technology, but use it to enhance how you interact with the real world around you. This also helps you learn to draw inspiration from seemingly mundane things. Look at the scenery on the train or the buildings on the walk to work. You’ll be amazed at what’s around you.