Alright, so you're a healer. A lot of your energy is invested in other people's lives. How do you recharge after a long day, or week of healing? What are your self-care techniques?
I recently read City of Refuge by Starhawk and I was reinspired by the healer in the series, Madrone, who holds a significant amount of bee power. It got me thinking about what healers need to keep doing their work.
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Healers are constantly being drained. Even grounded, connected, fulfilled healers with excellent boundaries. So, it made me really think about how art and healing go hand in hand with recharging and rejuvenating yourself.
One of the things I think is really important to add into your self-care process is carrying your sketchbook with you in your daily life. 15 minutes of creating art during the day, carving out a little time for yourself on your lunch break, or between clients, really allows you to recharge and see what it is you're seeing in your daily life.
Drawing is an excellent style of public meditation. It gives your brain a reprieve from being responsible and taking care of everyone else, and instead take care of yourself.
Your artist challenge this week is to:
1. Take your sketchbook with you wherever you go.
2. Draw the things around you. See what your life is made up of and what's around you.
Comment below and let me know how the week went for you. What did you draw? How did it feel? What did this exercise give you?