By now you’ve probably been told you’re a creative person or you’re not. It’s time to unlearn that, because everyone is creative and creativity can be exercised in different ways.
Everything we want is on the other side of fear.
People wait for inspiration to come to them instead of going towards it. Taking one step in that direction will give you the momentum to start making great solutions for clients or ideas in your field.
The lightning bulb won’t strike, you need to go towards it. After all, it’s not a reactive process.
Creativity starts as soon as you’ve given yourself permission. Don’t talk yourself out of it. We’re all born with the same creative abilities and we unlearn it over time.
Did you dress yourself today? That was a creative choice. Did you change the recipe you cooked last night? That’s a creative act. If you’re making one decision a day that’s not prescribed to you, that’s a creative decision.
If people can recognise their own creative acts then that’s a step in the right direction and you can build from that and give yourself permission to be creative.
So, how can you kickstart your creativity?
Draw. Get a blank piece of paper and the muscle memory will take you back to a time when you drew a lot, when you were a kid, when you would draw and create the earliest and likely the most in your life.
Move. Get up, change the scene. Go for a walk, work from a cafe, move around the room. There’s a strong correlation between getting the blood pumping and energising the creative brain.
Ingredients. You don’t need to reinvent the wheel. A chef doesn’t create vegetables, they’re already in the fridge. Start with something rather than nothing. Because it can be terrifying starting with zero.
Not only are we creative but we all need to be. In business and family we need creative solutions so we need to flex that muscle.