Spark Soul Inspiration with Artist Dates

Based on the title, you might think The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron is just for artistic and creative people, but it’s for everyone. In fact, the very premise of the book is that anyone can live a creative life. Yes, even you! Whether or not you read the book, you can still spark soul inspiration with artist dates each week.

What is an artist date? 

It’s a time you set aside each week to do a soul-nurturing activity for yourself. This isn’t meant to be a date with someone else. It’s a date just for you.

What’s the point of an artist date?

This is a time to get creative, explore what you like, and experience new things. Scheduling in fun may seem like the opposite of having a good time, but an artist date on the books can make sure that you don’t spend all your time doing what you have to do and forget about all the things you actually like to do. It’s the ultimate in self-care – and it’s not just for artists! 

What should I do on an artist date?

In the following video, you’ll learn about artist dates. You may even get a few ideas about how to incorporate these into your life. If you’re not sure what kind of date you’d even take yourself on, this video is for you!

Artist dates can give you time each week to spend on your own exploring your interests. This is time where you don’t need a friend or significant other to accompany you. It’s time meant to get to know yourself better and to even flex your creative muscles even if they’re weak from lack of use. 

Artist dates also give you something to look forward to every week. Because you’re in charge of planning them and deciding what you’ll do, you can choose things that fill you with delicious anticipation for your scheduled self-date. The sky’s the limit when it comes to what you choose. Your idea of a good time might be skydiving while someone else might be happy to stay home baking cookies while dancing to a favorite album.

What you do isn’t nearly as important as how you do it. Are you having a good time? Is it helping you feel more inspired and creative? Are you making self-care a priority.

Artist dates are mistakenly thought to be just for artists, but they’re for every single person. Children may still know how to play, but adults might need a regular reminder. Whatever you choose and however often you choose it, have fun. Don’t take yourself too seriously. Make a date with yourself and make it count. It just might ignite some soul inspiration you never anticipated.

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