Each week I write about some different aspect of creativity or creative living. This week I want to take a step and just think about that word “creativity”.
Creativity has a lot of different definitions, but the one that I like best sums it up by stating that creativity is simply turning ideas into reality. I love this because it is so open ended, it can apply to just about anything and everyone. Creativity isn’t just for artists and musicians; you can use your creativity to turn your ideas into reality.
What makes you creative?
We are all creative. Even if you believe that creativity does not play a role in your life. You are wrong. Sorry, but it’s true.
Creativity looks different in all of us. It is individual to us, our personalities, and our passions. In addition, your creativity may emerge in many different forms. Just because you are creative in one way, doesn’t mean there can’t be other ways your are creative as well
YOUR CREATIVITY IS NOT LIMITED!
Your creativity may show itself in a craft, like knitting or sewing, in one of the fine arts, such as or painting or sculpting, or it can be completely different. You may use creativity to solve problems at even the most mundane of jobs. Maybe your creativity peeks through in your ability find the time to make dinner despite taking care of your kids all day.
REMEMBER – THERE IS NO ONE SPECIFIC WAY TO BE CREATIVE!
One way that my creativity often takes shape is in the form of various crafts or DIY projects around the house. Even if I think of them and my husband executes them, that is still my creativity at work (at least partially).
2 Minute Challenge Time – make a list of 3 ways you are creative in your every day life. These do not have to be massive projects or undertakings, rather 3 things you do daily that are made better by your creative thinking.
A final thought on creativity. I believe it goes hand in hand with adventure. Not necessarily risking your life type of adventures, but the idea that you can try something new; put yourself out there. Maybe take a chance on something when you might fail. Not all risk-taking has to be dangerous, but trying something new can still be a little scary.
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