According to Dictionary.com the definition of creativity is 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.
We all have creativity in us. Even if we don’t always feel like it. Why is creativity important? Because it is who we are inside. It makes life interesting.
Creativity is our way of being original and unique and sharing that with the world. It is about making the ordinary extraordinary.
Creativity comes in many forms. It could be art, writing, a product creation, a new service idea, an experience you give to people.
Creativity is our way to navigate the world and get around obstacles that come up for us. It is the way we see new opportunities. It is the way we solve problems and build new and better solutions.
Here are 3 ways to get your creative juices flowing:
- Inspiration File – this is a file that you keep near you and put anything in that inspires you. This could be pictures from magazines, poems, quotes, etc. If it inspires you put it in the file. When you are feeling a creative slump go back to the file and see what you have in there that may jump start your creativity.
- Journaling – this is something that you can do on a daily basis if you want to. Journaling helps get all the muck that is floating around in your head down on paper so that you can clear up your head to be in an open place to receive the creativity that is inside you.
- Walk away – Sometimes we just are not in the right frame of mind and if we push ourselves we are only going to get frustrated. Walk away. Do something else like go for a walk, clean up the house, putter around, whatever you feel like that does not have you sitting in front of a blank paper or screen wondering what to do next. When you are not focused on creating, some of the best ideas will come to you.
I love the art of getting creative and opening up my mind to new and unique opportunities to do things differently. I am often amazed at some of the ideas I get when I am not trying. Go ahead and try this out for yourself. I think you will be pleasantly surprised too!