Creativity is experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes & having fun.
Often, people will associate “creativity” with artists, content creators, photographers, musicians and other industry professionals. Yes, these people are creating things. Yes, these fields involve a creative mind in order to succeed. But what we fail to realize is that everyone is creative in their own way.
Creativity is subjective. It means something different for everyone. It’s a myth that engineers, accountants, managers and others are not creative. You don’t need to have a degree in photography to be a creative – you just need to have a genuine passion for learning and growing, for taking risks and making mistakes.
Creativity is a human quality that exists in every single one of us. When you realize that you are a creative individual no matter who you are or what you do, you can start tapping into your explorer self, your artistic self and your student self. It is who we are that makes us creative. It is what we know that makes us creative. It is how we interact to our surroundings that makes us creative.
Finding your inner creative is not a difficult task. Typically, we find ourselves bursting with creativity at the oddest moments: while taking a shower, going for a walk or while driving. This is because your mind is relaxed and distracted enough to engage a different part of your brain. When creativity strikes unexpectedly, make sure to write your thoughts down, engage in relaxing activities and act on your ideas!
If you want to start brainstorming, here are some fun links on creativity!
You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.
The secret to being a creative? Let yourself make mistakes. Let yourself get frustrated, stuck and discouraged. Let yourself fail and try again. Creativity is messy and that’s just part of the process.