What is creativity ?
Do you want to be more creative ?
Of cause you do. We all want to express our creativity openly and freely. You my wonder, even if you’re not an artist how to be creative in the every day living. Because lets face it, if we can express our creativity more freely, life would be easier and way more fun, right?
But what is creativity and how do we harness this great force? Oops, I think there i said it- great force. But what is it really?
Truth be told, I don’t really know what it is but as an artist I had many periods in my life when I seriously thought about that subject and I felt the creative juices flow many times. All I’m trying to do here is to give my insight on that great topic and hopefully this will inspire you to take action and start the creative juices flowing.
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You can increase creativity by working on these skills:
You have a strong need to express yourself. Self expression is a need we all share but I think that for some of us this need is stronger and that makes us more creative.
“Everyone has their own ways of expression. I believe we all have a lot to say, but finding ways to say it is more than half the battle.” ― Criss Jami, Salomé
Curiosity and strong observation. To be curious and ask a lot of question leads to strong observation. There is an innate longing to come to the bottom of things and ultimately changing things around a bit because you simply like it better another way. Remember, being creative is about solving a problem differently by not taking the status-quo!
Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret.- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Aptitude and talent. Developing your talents makes you more creative. Everybody has some aptitude. For example, you could be a good cook. This has probably prompted you to cook with different ingredients. Create alternative foods and you probably had fun doing it.
Taking Action. Being active is very important for anyone in any field of life, we all know that. To have talent but to not practice on your skill is deadly. But you know what else? You just won’t feel good about yourself if you don’t take action on inspirations.
“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.” ― Martha Graham
Courage to be yourself, to make mistakes to show your art….it all takes a lot of courage.
“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.”
― Maya Angelou
Love for life and all that’s in it. Love to create . More important than that is to love oneself.
I think there are many ways to improve ones creative outlet. These are some important skills that I can think of but there are many more. You know any ? Let us know.
By the way, I don’t believe we create anything. It already exists.We merely see unseen patterns or energies and feel an urge to play with it, to rearrange what already is there.
What do you think about creativity and how to express it more freely. Do you agree with some of the point I’ve made? Get into a discussion here.