‘Tis the season for turkey and thanksgiving, and thankfulness is one of the easiest things you can do to support your creative practice.
Think about it: it’s hard to make art when you’re in a funk. To create anything, we have to feel that what we make matters, that the world we live in matters, and that the life we live matters. Optimism is absolutely necessary to the creative practice, and regularly being thankful is an easy way to stay positive, even when life is difficult.
With that in mind, here are three easy tools ensure you are grateful more than one day a year:
Remember that gratitude is a habit. Like any other habit, it can take time to for it to become a part of your routine and your mindset. Ultimately, though, being thankful lifts you above the negativity and pessimism that can pull us away from our will to create. Make use of it!