This one's a no-brainer, right? We wouldn't want to be writers if we weren't creative. President Deiter F. Uchtdorf said: The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul. No matter our talents, education, backgrounds, or abilities, we each have an inherent wish to create something that did not exist before.
That desire to create is at the heart of writing. But creativity can wither and die if we don't give it constant care and nourishment. Some things that I do to nurture my creativity are:
Listen to good music
Read good books
Go for walks around the pond
Spend time in nature
Have fun with my family
Play piano or guitar
Sing along with the piano or guitar
Get enough sleep
Get some exercise
Pray and meditate
Nurture my relationships with family, friends and God
What about you? How do you keep that creative spark alive amid all the pressures and stresses of life that threaten to suck all our creativity away?