Lately I've been feeling a little overwhelmed by all of the blogs I read, IG feeds I follow, and new ideas that keep popping up on Pinterest. I think all of these networks + ideas are amazing in moderation, but when I overdose on other people's ideas it becomes difficult to hear my own thoughts + see my own creative ideas emerging.
Then last week, my friend Kate posted a VLOG about her idea to take a week away from all the visual noise that clouds our own creativity - a creative cleanse. As soon as I saw her post I knew I needed to jump on board and spend the week focusing on my life outside of the computer: my ideas, my projects, my own creativity. Because is it really creativity if I'm just copying someone else? I didn't intend to take a break from blogging, but it happened naturally. These past few days my hours have been filled with things I've been meaning to do. I opened my new sketchbook from Christmas, created a
new perfect banana bread recipe using only what I had in my kitchen already, and sat outside on our patio for hours reading about cooking with natural foods + building a kitchen/pantry that supports that lifestyle.
So I'm here to encourage you to try this too. Taking a break from everyone's new ideas + focusing on what you bring to the table is a really neat thing, and I highly recommend you consider a creative cleanse of your own. Any questions? Let me know. I'll probably do another post about this in the coming weeks, because I love it just that much. If you're working on your own projects this week, you should join us on Instagram! Just use the hashtag Kate created, #creativecleanse :)