Creativity Can Replace Complaining
OUR BIGGEST RELATIONSHIP WOWS OVER 40 YEARS OF MARRIAGE – PART 25 OF 31
In our book Conscious Loving Ever After, we open with a chapter on creativity. If you were to make just one move to ignite passion and starve complaint, it’s to commit to creating and putting creativity first in your own life. Partners who focus on creativity notice that complaints fade away—they often can’t remember what they were complaining about. The act of creating, of noticing and engaging in what you love to do such that time disappears and energy increases, becomes a fountain at the center of your life and your relating. We’ve found that just ten minutes a day, preferably before charging into business, of focusing on creating gives you a new gyroscope that generates juicy connection first with you, then with others. And it’s completely renewable by your choice to value your ongoing and lifelong creativity. Whether it’s a new recipe, opening a journal and doodling, or sketching a new design on whiteboard, all creativity nudges complaint off the bench. Creative flow or complaining crunch—your choice.
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