How to Express Your Creativity
Tapping into your creative energy is a wonderful way to clear your head, make way for change in your life, and give you instant gratification for a job well done. Allowing the time to express your creativity will open your mind to a new understanding of yourself and help balance all areas of your life. You do not have to be Picasso to be a creative genius. Here are some ways to get your creative juices flowing.
our life is full of hustle and bustle, the last thing on your list is to schedule some time to feel creative. There are ways to tap into your creative side without spending a lot of time, money, or thought. The first thing to do is to recognize that expressing creativity in your life is essential.
Expressing creativity begins with doing anything with your hands. Getting your hands moving is a wonderful way to clear your head. This may sounds silly to some, but investing in some Play-doh will calm even the most Type A personality, and open the way for some pent up creative energy to flow. Grab those Fruit Loops or Cheerios and some yarn and make necklaces with your kids.
Expressing creativity does not mean that you set out to become an award winning artist, it simply means that you are exercising the part of your brain that is begging to be noticed. Many people have a preconceived notion that expressing creativity involves paint and easels, but one of the most creative ways to express yourself is through gardening. You don't even need an extensive plan. Merely repotting some plants, or adding some flowers into your landscape will open the way for your creative juices to flow. Using your hands, emptying your mind, and connecting to the earth will give you sense of satisfaction and renewal.
You know that stack of photos sitting in a box in the garage? A perfect way to express your creativity is to stick those photos in an album. Grab some scissors and make a fun collage. Setting aside the time to do this will be the hardest part. After that, the fun begins. Making it a family project will be even more worthwhile.
Writing in a journal is a terrific way to express your creativity. Even if you just write what you did during the day. The key is to keep exercising your brain so that you think less, and feel more. This will help you feel more satisified and offer an outlet to stress.
Tips & Warnings
Plan to do things with your hands such as gardening, playing with play-doh, or stringing Fruit Loop necklaces with your kids.
Set aside some time to do something creative. Even redecorating or repainting a room will give you much satisfaction.