The wonderful thing about bringing creativity into various aspects of your environment is that it brings energy. It’s invigorating. Think about people in your life that you find interesting. They probably have a high level of creativity, while people that seem bored (or boring) have low levels of creativity.
Creativity involves seeing things in a new way. Look around your home. Is the space expressive? Does the environment inspire you? Do you even like all the stuff you surround yourself with? If you feel stuck, start by clearing out the clutter, then re-arrange a few things. See if it feels better, then keep going.
If you admire creativity in others but don’t know where to begin, take some classes, read books, or watch TLC. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to draw, consider reading Betty Edwards “Drawing On The Right Side of the Brain”. This is a really interesting book that teaches us that drawing is a learnable skill. It’s a matter of shifting our perception to the right side of the brain so that we can see things in a new way. If you do some of the drawing exercises in the book, it will shock you to see that you can draw much better than you ever thought possible. If you’ve always wanted to write but have trouble expressing yourself, check out ”Writing Down the Bones” by Natalie Goldberg. This is another really interesting approach to unlocking creativity and recognizing that it has been there all along.
If you feel completely uninspired, listen to music. See what type of music increases your energy level and gets you moving in a positive direction. Play music while you cook, and you just might find yourself adding an unexpected ingredient or presenting dinner in a new way. If you want to be an interesting person, become interested in life, people, expression of thought and creativity.
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