Did you know that by being creative and engaging in creative activities, you can help release stress and strengthen mental clarity? Creative acts can help you feel more at ease while inspiring you at the same time. Does it get any better than that? If you are not naturally a creative person, you might be wondering how to tap into that part of yourself. The good news is, it is totally possible! Take a look below at 5 ways to tap into YOUR creativity, so you can start living your life to the fullest!
1. Think about when you were young.
Take a minute to think about the activities you enjoyed as a child. Did you paint? Color? Build? Like to sing? Dance? Try to remember these creative acts you enjoyed. If you enjoyed it and it relaxed and refreshed you then, chances are it will do the same now!
2. Don’t equate creativity with being “artsy.”
Not everything has to be “artsy” for it to be a demonstration of creativity. In fact for you it may look more like a simple hands on/construction project. Planning a recipe, building something for your home, or writing a few sentences about your day are all ways to release your creative energy. You can even show creativity by arranging furniture in a room!
3. Seek out the color green.
Many studies have shown that the color green instantly boosts and stimulates the creative juices in your brain. When you feel in a rut and need a little creative inspiration, look a picture of green landscape or green flowers. They are sure to give your brain the boost it needs.
4. Let go of your fears.
People often equate getting creative with the fear of being judged. Don’t let fear get in your way of getting creative. Whether you want to create something for yourself or others to enjoy, try to let go of the fears of what others will say. How your work makes YOU feel is what is important.
5. Hang out with other “creative” souls.
It is quite beneficial to be around others who inspire you. Do you like to write? Try to spend time with other writers. Do you like to paint? Attend lectures of professional artists. Do you love to get creative in the kitchen? Read the cookbook or memoir of your favorite chef. Let the creativity of others inspire you.
In 2015, try to find a little time each day to get creative. When you do, you will find that you can feel better mentally and emotionally. You will feel inspired, and perhaps even inspired others.
Be inspired this week, friends.