Are You Creative?

Most of us are reluctant to believe that we are creative beings.  Our perception is that only individuals who perform art like writing, painting, and pottery are creative.  It’s just not true.  We are always creating and now is the time to acknowledge this ability.  We are all unique so our perceptions help us see the world different from another person.   This difference is fuel for creativity.

Everyone is born creative and that ability may go dormant,
but it’s still there…
sleeping and waiting patiently for us to wake up.

There are many opportunities during the course of our day to find innovative ways to handle a situation.  Creativity is fragile when we don’t acknowledge it in our lives.  It’s all about stopping long enough to think a situation through and tapping into your creative side.

What Does Creativity Mean?

Dictionary.com provides this meaning:  the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc.; originality, progressiveness, or imagination.

Areas You Can Apply Creativity

There are many opportunities to be innovative and all efforts refresh us and add excitement into our lives.  

Relationships – do you do the same thing all the time with your partner or family members?  Have you ever thought you would like to add more excitement or plan something different with your partner? 

Maybe you want to change your style in interacting with certain people; can you find the time to brainstorm ideas to help you move forward with your intention?

Relationships are perfect places to flex your originality.   Think of a small way you can let the other person know you love them.  It’s your special brand of love.
 
Finances – You can spend time managing your money by inventing ways to save it.   On the other hand, maybe you need to find money to go on a trip or take a class, how can you move pass “I don’t have the money,” to “how I can find the money to do what I want?”    
  
Careers – how often do you feel frustrated at work, how long it takes to handle a daily activity, or a co-worker that you find irritating?  These situations are perfect for your creative side to go to work.  Maybe you want to change careers.  Can you find the time to use your resourceful nature to find solutions to what you want or what bothers you?

Home – cooking, cleaning, or decorating within the home are all venues for our creative expression.    Do you tend to view these activities as ordinary and not appreciate your unique way of creating a home.

Hobbies – we tend to accept hobbies as potentially falling under being creative.   If you engage in a hobby, step back and reflect how you feel when you are involved with your hobby.   What makes you imagination active, because this is about your unique way of expressing yourself.  Hobbies touch our passion and we embrace our creativity.

Final Thoughts

Don’t downplay any activity that you are good at because it’s your special brand of creativity.  

What does it take to be more creative:  Curiosity.

Curiosity is a powerful way to add creativity into your life.  Whatever you are doing, you can ask is there a different or better way to do this?  

Excitement in our life comes from exercising our imagination    It doesn’t have to be a masterpiece, but rather we find solutions in small ways to make our lives easier.  Once we start expanding our belief in ourselves, our confidence grows along with it.    It’s our birthright to be creative.

Karen & Pat

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5 Responses to “Are You Creative?”

  • Rhonda Says:

    I love this article and can not wait to use my creative side to help move forward to some of the things I want.

  • Pat Says:

    Hi Rhonda
    Good for you. If you want, let us know what you moved forward on.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Pat

  • Laura Jones Says:

    This article is so personal and inspiring. I think we all have creativity within us.
    You should check out this video by Ella Montclare. She has put together a video that highlights the true effort that goes into making a video yourself. If you’re running things on a small budget and still trying to achieve something beautiful it takes an enormous amount of effort, sweat and tears and I think this video shows this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsyGWtW5xQY

  • Pat Says:

    Laura

    Thanks for sharing the video…I did check it out. What’s good about being exposed to other’s creativity is that it sparks our juices.

    Pat

  • Oils and soaps Says:

    i think you can apply creativity in any life areas.you at any time. wherever you are. you just have to acknowledge that
    interesting article though:)

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