Your creativity is waiting for you, like a dancing partner  – Barbara Sher

When was the last time you expressed your creativity? Do you dream of becoming more creative?

There are so many different ways to be creative. Perhaps you enjoy cooking a deliciously tasty meal, creating a piece of pottery, photographing people or nature, cultivating an abundant garden or maybe you prefer to sing or dance?

We are ALL creative, with each of us blessed with unique talents and abilities. For me, it’s writing, photography and cooking. It’s good to have something you enjoy and that you’re also good at. However, I must add that I’ve had mixed results in my pursuit of creativity through pottery and painting – it’s a work in progress!

Whatever you love to do, it’s important to make time for some creative exploration on a regular basis. Too often, we get bogged down in our busy everyday lives and forget about the things that make us who we are.

  1. Make the time – If you think you don’t have time to be creative, take out your diary and schedule some time in advance. If you work during the week, try to use weekends or some time you would usually have to yourself. Make it non-negotiable or you may never get around to it.
  2. Find out how – Take the opportunity to explore your own potential by signing up for a class, or check out a YouTube video on how to paint, cook, garden or take photos. Just take those first steps on your creative journey and before you know it, you could be creating masterpieces!
  3. Dedicate some space – even if it’s just the corner of one room or your desk. Many best-selling authors wrote their first book at the kitchen table! If you have a place to use, it can put you in the creative mindset as soon as you enter the area and help focus on the task at hand.
  4. Relax and enjoy – One lesson I’ve learnt is to enjoy the process, not to focus solely on the outcome. Sometimes, it doesn’t matter what the end result is, just that you enjoyed the creative journey.
  5. Be grateful for the opportunity – Once you take those first steps, at the end of each day, find a few moments to express gratitude for having time, creating something and nurturing your soul. You may need to thank either your partner, children, parents, teacher or the universe for the time or place to be creative.

OK, now it’s time to go ahead …what have you got to lose?

Having trouble getting started? Why not rry the following affirmations, from Louise L. Hay’s “I can do it”…

I am always in touch with my creative source

I do something new, or at least different, every day

I am a clear thinker and I express myself with ease

My potential is unlimited!

Please feel free to comment or share your tips below. Enjoy the creative journey… 🙂