It is vital that you always find ways to be creative. If you don’t, then you are denying yourself something valuable. It is important to keep finding time to draw or make things. Everyone is creative in some way, you may just have to figure out what your outlet is. It is also important to keep being creative in your daily life, at work or in your study. This will get you thinking outside the box and ensure that you keep pushing yourself to do better.
One way to keep being creative is to write blogs. However, if you do this be sure not to plagiarize anything as there will be consequences if you get caught. Another way is to keep creativity flowing is by experiencing new things. As a child, everything is new to us and we are encouraged to keep being creative in our play as well as by making things – e.g. dens or crafts. It is important not to lose this in adulthood. As an adult, we may be afraid of being bad at something, but you don’t need to be good at it, if you enjoy it then that’s all that matters!
Once we let go of the fear of getting things wrong or doing something wrong, we are liberated. There is no right or wrong way to be creative. Once we let go of judgment, we can do amazing things. Over time, you might become better than you ever thought you could. So, pick up that hula-hoop that you have told yourself for so long that you won’t be good at – you might just surprise yourself.
This will also increase your self-confidence and self-worth. Partly because we are achieving something through our creativity, but also because we are expressing ourselves. Expressing yourself gives you more self-awareness as you begin to understand your thoughts and feelings better. In turn, you will trust yourself and your instincts and gain more confidence. When you commit to spending time on yourself, you create self-love. You might be surprised about what you discover.
Being creative is also stress-reliving and meditative. Using your mind, hands, and energy on something you enjoy is so important. Creativity should be fun and improve your overall quality of life.
When you start to find creative outlets you also start to use that creativity in other parts of your life. It becomes a habit and could greatly impact your work and social life, for the better. Furthermore, a creative project often exercises our problem-solving skills and makes us better able to face the world.
Boost your creativity by:
- Focusing on a skill you want to learn
- Being more playful
- Doing something out of the ordinary
- Spending time outside
- Picking up an old hobby
- Keeping a journal
- Starting to making gifts for people
- Exposing yourself to the arts – go see a show or listen to more music.
- Writing or drawing freely
- Reading more, especially fantasy books or biographies of creative people
- Taking time to appreciate beautiful things in the world
- Finding a way to be creative in different aspects of your life, i.e. if writing an essay, firstly write a poem about it or jot down some inspiring sentences. When having a meeting at work think about a way to get people warmed up with a creative exercise.