Creativity is a powerful force that can help us express our inner selves and connect with the world around us in new and exciting ways. It is also one of the main pillars as part of a well-balanced life because if neglected many can feel a hole because we fail to tap into creativity to express our inner selves. Whether we are artists, writers, musicians, or simply creative thinkers, nurturing our creative abilities can bring a sense of purpose, joy, and fulfillment to our lives.
Believe in Ourselves
One important aspect of creativity is having confidence in our own abilities. This can be challenging, especially if we have been told in the past that we are not creative or if we have faced criticism for our creative efforts. However, it is important to remember that creativity is a skill that can be developed over time and that everyone has the potential to be creative in their own unique way. By believing in ourselves and our abilities, we can tap into our creative potential and find new ways to express ourselves.
Recognising our Creativity
Another important aspect of creativity is recognising it in our actions throughout each day. Creativity doesn’t just have to be about making art or music; it can also be expressed in the way we solve problems, approach our work, the way we dress, or interact with others. By being mindful of the creative aspects of our daily lives, we can cultivate a greater appreciation for our own creativity and find new ways to incorporate it into our daily routines.
Acknowledging our talents and allowing ourselves self-expression is also crucial for fostering creativity. We all have unique talents and abilities that can be used to express ourselves creatively, whether that be through painting, writing, dance, or any other medium. By recognising our own strengths and allowing ourselves the freedom to express them, we can tap into our creative potential and find new ways to connect with the world around us.
Creativity is such an interesting subject and we love this TED Talk by the wonderful Sir Ken Robinson on Do Schools Kill Creativity
Developing our Creative Skills
Finally, it is important to recognise what sort of training we would like to pursue to help express our creativity. Whether we want to take a class in painting, learn a new musical instrument, or simply read books on creative thinking, there are many resources available to help us develop our creative skills. By investing time and energy into our creative pursuits, we can continue to grow and develop as creative individuals and find new ways to express ourselves.
Creativity is a vital aspect of a well-balanced life. By cultivating confidence in our abilities, recognizing creativity in our daily lives, acknowledging our talents, allowing ourselves self-expression, and pursuing training to develop our skills, we can tap into our creative potential and find new ways to connect with the world around us. Whether we are artists, writers, or simply creative thinkers, nurturing our creativity can bring a sense of purpose, joy, and fulfillment to our lives and help us live more fully in the present moment.
This article is part of our series of blog posts that address the key pillars that contribute towards building a well-balanced life. You can read some of our posts on our blog including our latest Spirituality as Part of a Well-Balanced Life.
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