How do you creatively recharge?

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One of the things on my January Tending List was to read something inspiring — offline. It was a monthly goal I set to help myself find the balance between creativity and inspiration, doing and learning. It’s been a great addition to a month of firsts in 2014.

As I’ve been working through my goals and PowerSheets for January (and planning February’s), I’ve really been able to see God in everything, and I feel encouraged to keep pressing on. I also believe I’ve settled on a few verses that really give voice to my heart behind the year ahead and every goal I’ve set.

The first one is in Hebrews (10:24): And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. I feel God calling me to create community this year, and I read this verse a few days ago and knew it would be on my heart for the rest of the year. The other verses I’m keeping close at heart throughout the year are verses that speak the truth of my One Little Word: POSSIBLE. Verses like… Mark 9:23: Everything is possible for one who believes. And but with God all things are possible. I love the “but” in that verse, because it basically says, hold up. You know who you’re dealing with here, right? :)

I’m looking forward to the weekend ahead. I have some adventures planned with new friends, books to read, and words to write. The mix of quiet and community is just what I need after a rather hectic week.

How do you creatively recharge? How do you make space for it in your life?

P.S. The candle pictured above is my new favorite. An incredibly bookish, cozy scent. My next purchase from Frostbeard Studio is going to be their Old Books candle. A bookworm’s delight, eh!? ;)

And P.S.S. The An Inspired Life Book Club kicks off MONDAY! I seriously can’t wait!! Are you signed up??

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4 thoughts on “How do you creatively recharge?

  1. Leslie Lee says:

    Taking walks (without a camera or phone) is really refreshing to me. Taking the time to be observant and notice things as I walk through favorite parks or favorite neighborhoods really gets my mind going, and helps me get back to having my eyes wide-open to the world, instead of focused on tasks or screens or producing. Happy weekend, friend! :)

  2. Hannah says:

    Hectic week for you too, eh? I’m looking forward to the weekend – rest, writing, and time with the hubby before he leaves on a business trip. It’s the simple things. Can’t wait for the book club on Monday! Happy Friday! : )

  3. kylamary says:

    I enjoy journaling with tea and a candle, taking a nice bath, and fellowshipping with dear church friends. Trips to Target or long drives are always a nice way to clear my mind and recharge too :)

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