“Creativity doesn’t wait for that perfect moment. It fashions its own perfect moments out of ordinary ones.”
– Bruce Garrabrandt
Creativity is not something that is reserved only for certain ‘special’ people and certain ‘special’ moments. Anyone can be creative at any moment. You just have to allow yourself the freedom to be creative. And don’t be afraid of making mistakes – in fact, there are no mistakes in art.
Keep practising creativity.
Change your perspectives.
Here are some tips on waking up your inner creativity:
Set Time Aside to be Creative
Set time aside in your routine to be creative, whether it is daily, every second day or once a week. Spend this time doing something creative:
- Write: Do some freewriting, journalling or write a poem.
- Doodle: Just have fun and draw the first thing that comes to mind, even if it’s just patterns.
- Paint: You can create a painting or even repaint your furniture.
- Craft: You can find tons of idea on Pinterest.
Re-connect with your Inner Child
As Pablo Picasso said,
“Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.”
Chances are, you used to be a lot more creative when you were a child, whether you preferred drawing, painting, playing with clay, colouring, or building with Lego blocks. Be a child again: draw with chalk on the sidewalk, build a fort with blankets and cushions, draw a picture with crayons, build a house or a plane with playing bricks, go to the playground…
Be Curious about Everything
It is said that “curiosity about life in all of its aspects is the secret of great creative people”. Being curious about the intricacies of the world around you is a way of opening up your mind.
Ask lots of questions. “What if…?”; “Why not…?”; “How can this be improved?”; “What other alternatives are there?”; “How else can this be done?”
Be Inspired by Nature
Take a walk outside and allow Mother Nature to inspire you to be creative. Admire the fauna and flora you see around you, from the tiniest ladybird to magnificent oak trees.
Are there any analogies you can draw from nature?