When I lead my Capture the Wow retreats in Paris, we don’t travel in the usual ‘see that’ and ‘buy this’ way. Instead, we seek to experience ourselves and the world in new ways. Our goal is to bring our creativity to the surface.
But it’s more than that. Over many years leading this retreat, I noticed a pattern. Everyone had a part of themselves that wanted more air time: the creative part. They’d come to Paris to find her and enjoy her.
From our time together in Paris with our artists, I’ve learned a few ways to make it easy to tap into our creative side both at home and around the world. I’ve come to realize that artists travel in a certain way.
Of course, every artist is different, and it’s presumptuous to think we all travel in the same way. But I believe that artists are porous to the world in ways we can all adopt and benefit from.
Which of the following would you like to have more of in your life:
• more mental space to allow insights to land
• new connections with people, places and ideas that freshen your perspective
• reliance on your mental, emotional and physical capabilities to stretch and grow you.
There are many more benefits to traveling as an artist, but I’ll leave you to discover what happens when you slow down, savor and reflect on your experiences. Try the artist’s perspective on with the practices in my Travel Like an Artist manifesto below.
Remember, these practices can be used at home – no plane tickets required to ‘travel’ like an artist.
What does it mean for you to travel like an artist? I’d love to hear your perspective. Share your thoughts below!
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