When taking care of one or more small children at home, it is easy to feel like you’re becoming stagnant. Skills learned in the office and elsewhere become out-of-date. Very quickly, one can begin to feel a lack of a creative outlet to share your ideas, develop, and grow.
It’s just as important to feel fulfilled in your role as a mother, but it cannot all be about the kids. We need more going on in our lives. This is why making time to go out to the gym or socialize with friends is important. But more than that, having ways to expand beyond our current life situation is valuable too.
Here are three ways to develop creatively while being a full-time mom.
Painting & Drawing
Many of us haven’t picked up a paintbrush since our school days in art class. Perhaps drawing was more your thing during your formative years. In any case, even if you haven’t ever tried to be an artist it’s never too late to try.
The most important thing about both painting and drawing, but especially painting, is being able to let loose and do whatever you feel like doing. Abstract painting often comes out of the artist’s desire to explore their feelings without having a plan for how the canvas would look after they were finished. In the same way, learning about being artistically creative is about giving it a try, not the end results.
Create a Blog
There’s nothing like creating an online journal to share how you’re feeling with the outside world. A blog is an ideal outlet for this because it can include your thoughts, any photos you might have taken (or selected that are free to use), and video clips you’ve captured.
It’s not important to create something that’ll have a commercial component to it. Not every website is created to turn a profit after all. There are places like WordPress and Weebly that let you create a free website with no costs at all. Want to share some videos? These can be uploaded to your own channel on YouTube for free too. It’s very easy to setup a site today to creatively share your thoughts and ideas.
Developing Yourself Musically
It can be difficult to attend night classes at a college or take a degree as a full-time mother. Fortunately, there are now degrees like the online music education degree from Kent State which offers a suitable program for part-time study.
Learning how to sing or play an instrument is such a creative process that it opens up a new world to people who’ve never tried before. From learning musical notes and popular melodies to picking up a musical instrument for the first time, it expands oneself creatively and enriches one’s life at the same time.
Expanding creatively is an important part of our personal growth that is often overlooked. When staying at home with the kids, it’s easy to forget this in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Make sure that you develop your own creative outlet via an online MME degree or similar.