Sometimes when I’m in a funk, I don’t have the words to describe how or what I’m feeling. I don’t want to do anything. I have no motivation. I don’t want to look after myself. I don’t want to get out of bed. I don’t know what to do.
It’s at this time I try to turn to the arts. If I can bring myself to do something creative, I try to name these feelings. Poetry. Music. Drawing. Painting. Crafts. Singing. Anything that’s an outlet for the pain.
I don’t claim to be an artist, poet or writer. I just want to create something. We all have a creative spark within us. Perhaps, we’ve not yet discovered it or taken the time to be creative. But I believe we are all endowed with the ability to create something.
For me, it’s how I try to process the emotions I experience – to name what’s difficult to name.
What’s an outlet for your difficult emotions?