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Who Does Your Creativity Serve? You need to be at least a little selfish with your creativity.

Who Does Your Creativity Serve?

Who Does Your Creativity Serve? You need to be at least a little selfish with your creativity.

A few weeks ago, we talked about how creativity was more than just arts + crafts. In doing so, you came up with a variety of ways that you are creative throughout your day that have nothing to do with arts + crafts. However, my guess is that if you went back to your list, you would notice that most of your creativity was used in service of other people.

It’s great that you can use your creativity to solve problems for others, to entertain your kids, or to make something awesome at work, but don’t forget, your creativity should also serve you.

How are you creative that is just for you?

Not sure? That’s okay. Keep reading for 4 ways to get started on your personal creative path.

Sometimes it can be difficult to get started on the path to finding your creativity. One option would be to just jump head first into something. If it works, great. If not, try something else. If that’s not your style, option two would be to take a more practical, practiced approach. Try one of the ideas below to get started thinking about your own creativity.

Who Does Your Creativity Serve? You need to be at least a little selfish with your creativity. Here are 4 ways to get you started on your creative path

Number 1

Go for a walk by yourself + let your mind wander. If you come up with any ideas, use the voice memo app on your phone to record yourself talking it out.

Number 2

Set a timer for 30 minutes and “wander” around Pinterest. Find a project you want to try, and make a list of everything you need to start it.

Number 3

Browse through Netflix/Amazon Prime/Hulu until you find a documentary about someone doing something they are passionate about. Watch it.

Number 4

Get a blank notebook and pen or pencil. Set a timer and start writing, drawing, or some combination of the two. Stop when the timer goes off.

Are any of these going to change your life? Probably not. Are any of them going to make you instantly into your most creative self? Definitely not. However, they are all priming you to start thinking of yourself as a creative person. In addition they are all great exercises to allow you to unleash your creativity and find out where you could take yourself if you gave yourself time to stop and reflect. Finally, they are all easy to do and it’s completely reasonable to choose one to start practicing on a daily basis.

The truth is no matter who your creativity serves – you or someone else – you benefit from the process. Even so, you should still be at least a little selfish with your creativity. 🙂

Designing a Creative Path Can Help You Turn Ideas Into Reality

Knowing Your Creative Path Can Help You Turn Your Ideas into Reality. Click to learn more.You may have heard me mention that my new course, Design Your Creative Path is launching soon. Whether or not you ultimately decide to register for my course, you should know what a creative path is and more specifically what yours is and what role it plays in your life.

Let’s dive in.

Your creative path:

  • challenges you to continually learn
  • satisfies your curiosities
  • pushes you to take risks (big or small)
  • leaves you happy and fulfilled

Your creative path does not have to be about a career move or a paycheck. Sometimes your passion/life’s work/favorite hobby might be connected to your career – other times it may not be. When I speak of your creative path I’m not saying everyone should quit their jobs and become artists;

I’M CHALLENGING YOU TO DESIGN A PATH OF LEARNING, CURIOSITY AND HAPPINESS FOR YOUR LIFE.

So how does your life improve from knowing (and following) your creative path?

Maybe you have never thought of yourself as creative, but have always had an interest in creative pursuits. You owe it to yourself to explore your creativity further.

Or maybe your entire life is centered around your creative pursuits – where do you want to go next? What do you want to do with it?

  • What are you passionate about?
  • What drives you?
  • What makes you happy?
  • What are you interested in learning more about?
  • What do you want to spend your time on?

By designing a creative path for your life, you can answer these questions and get to work making changes immediately.

So how does your life improve from knowing (and following) your creative path?

You are living intentionally. You are making a choice to do something daily (or weekly or however often) that makes you happy and fulfilled.

You are acknowledging that you need more, that you need something else.

When you think about your creative path, I’m not saying you have to join a knitting club with a bunch of 85 year old women. I’m saying you need to find your creative spark (need help with that? Click here) and then determine a way to make that a part of your daily life.

REMEMBER CREATIVITY DOESN’T HAVE TO EQUAL ART.

My favorite definition of creativity is turning ideas into reality. Think about it. It can apply to anything. Not just sewing, knitting, scrapbooking, drawing, painting, photography, etc. It does apply to all of those I listed, but not only to those.

Too often people hear creativity and think it only applies to arts & crafts. Simply not true.

TURNING IDEAS INTO REALITY.

The possibilities are endless, but before you can design your creative path, you do need to find your creative spark (click here).

WHAT IDEA DO YOU WANT TO TURN INTO REALITY?

By designing a creative path, you acknowledge your creative spark (your ideas) and make a plan for turning them into a reality.

What’s the point of Greens & Blues Co.?

whats the point

Greens & Blues Co. – providing inspiration and resources to help you design your own creative path.

So what does this even mean?  What’s the point of Greens and Blues Co.

Some of this I mentioned in my very first post, but I definitely think it is worth mentioning again. I want Greens and Blues Co. to be a place that inspires people, and provides them with resources and tools to design their own creative path.

What types of inspiration can you expect?

Since I am such a book lover, I plan to share books that inspire me. If you have read my previous posts you will know that I love all kinds of books and find inspiration across different genres. Expect to hear my thoughts on the book, and at least one way it challenged me creatively.  Inspiration could also be products that I love or want to try.  Or people that are inspiring me: awesome businesses, kick- ass instagramers, or well-written blogs.

What types of resources will I share with you?

The internet is filled with companies providing awesome tools to make our lives easier – I will share them when I find them and try them out.  This could be organizational, creative, or just plain fun.

Now for the most important:

What does creative path even mean?

Although I love to craft, diy, etc., this is not a craft blog.  My intention for Greens & Blues Co. is to craft it in such a way that it can apply to anyone – anyone interested in challenging themselves and creating their best life.

As I also mentioned in an earlier post, I love to learn. So for me, designing my creative path is creating a plan for lifelong learning.  Determining what it is I want to learn next and how I will execute that plan. Usually I want to learn something that simply interests me or that I think will improve my life in someway, otherwise, what’s the point?

For you, the phrase “creative path” probably means something very different. Is it learning a new language? Changing careers? Quitting your job and starting to travel? Is it teaching yourself how to become a photographer?

Whatever it is, you need a plan. You need certain skills in order to execute that plan. That’s where Greens & Blues Co. can help you. Have no fear, a step-by-step guide is coming soon.

Hint: sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear about an upcoming workbook that will help you with all of this.