Creativity is a complex and multi-faceted concept, and it’s difficult to make a blanket statement about whether everyone is creative or not. However, some experts (whoever they might be) believe that everyone has the capacity for creativity, and that it’s simply a matter of unlocking and nurturing that potential.
I’m going to plop myself in the camp with the experts and agree that everyone has the capacity for creativity.
Everyone has unique experiences, perspectives, and skills, which can be combined in new and innovative ways to produce creative outputs. Furthermore, creativity can be developed and improved with practice and exposure to different sources of inspiration.
Some folks may be more naturally inclined towards creativity, and others may struggle with it. And cultural, social, and economic factors could also impact a person’s ability to express their creativity.
Ultimately, whether or not someone considers themselves to be creative may depend on their definition of creativity and their own experiences and beliefs.
Regardless of whether creativity comes to you naturally or not, I wanted to provide a list of ways to find your own inner creativity.
Here are 8.
- Explore your passions: What are you passionate about? What activities do you enjoy that allow you to lose track of time? Engaging in these activities can help you tap into your creative side.
- Keep an art journal: Capturing your thoughts, ideas, and observations in your own unique way can help you process your experiences and emotions and spark new ideas.
- Surround yourself with creativity: Spend time with people who are creative, attend workshops or events that inspire you, or simply immerse yourself in environments that stimulate your imagination.
- Try something new: Stepping outside of your comfort zone and trying new things can help you develop new perspectives and approaches.
- Take breaks: Taking time to rest and recharge can help you come back to your work with fresh ideas and a clearer mind.
- Embrace mistakes: Embrace your mistakes as opportunities to learn and grow, rather than as setbacks. They can often lead to unexpected and creative solutions.
- Practice mindfulness: Practicing mindfulness and being present in the moment can help you gain new insights and perspectives.
- Collaborate with others: Working with others can help you generate new ideas and perspectives and can also be a lot of fun.
Creativity is a skill that can be developed and honed over time. The key is to be open to new experiences, embrace experimentation and failure, and have fun with the process! Create something that is just for you… no one else.
Check out the Burnout Battle Kit to jumpstart your creativity journey. Not only will it help you overcome the challenges of finding the time and the space, you’ll understand basic supplies and create your first art journal page with me.