Comparison is the thief of happiness: When we compare ourselves to others, we will only be able to see our shortcomings. However, when we express our creativity and use it to create meaningful work, we will be able to see all the positive, amazing things about ourselves and appreciate ourselves for who we are.
Cook, write, draw, doodle, paint, scrapbook, take pictures, collage, knit, sculpt, dance, decorate, act, sing, etc. When you create, you cultivate meaning.
Let go of comparison.
To let go of comparison, you will need to be constantly aware and focused on yourself and what you can do. Don’t let your eyes wander to check out what others are doing and if they’re ahead of or behind you. Just focus on expressing your originality through any means you wish.
Take a class to learn something new.
If you feel like you have no way to express your creativity, try taking a class to learn something new. Take something that scares you or something you’ve dreamt about trying—you never know where you’ll find your creative inspiration.
Use your gifts and talents.
Everyone has unique gifts and talents. When you use yours to create meaningful and creative work, you feed and nurture your soul. Remember, you get to define what meaningful means.