We are challenged as artist to maintain and nourish our creative health in a world where we have constant input and stimulation pulling our attention and mental energy in scattered directions. During all of these moments our creative minds are constantly assembling and reassembling the download from our environments to make sense of them with our unique lens. In order to allow this process to come to full fruition in it’s full reward we must find time to turn away from these distractions and give our minds space. Space is the preamble to what we need in that space; solitude. The relief of solitude comes in it’s freedom to allow the mind the time it takes to reflect, make new connections and find meaning from everything we take in. These moments become our output, our voice and our style. Any type of solitude will work; showers, walking, coffee shop journaling, yoga moving, pranayama breathing, staring out of a window. It doesn’t have to be long but it does have to be often. Just as we would exercise often for our physical health, socialize often for our emotional health, we must be alone often and purposefully for our creative and internal voice’s health Solitude is a strength and it’s fruits are contemplation, revelation, peace and growth. Share with your creative community some of the ways you find solitude and how it pays off in the comment box below and cheers to being whole!