Creativity Part 3 - Creative ideas

Here are some further suggestions for bringing more creativity in to your life:

Movement *

Another way of being creative is through movement. You don’t have to be a dancer to be able to use movement as a means of expression. Dancing encourages us to connect with our bodies and our inner world, it can be meditative or cathartic and ground us in the present moment. Movement is intrinsic to human beings and was used by Ancient humans during rituals and ceremonies.

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Creativity Pt 1 - You don't need to be an artist to be creative

What comes to mind if you think of the word ‘creativity’?

For me, it used to conjure up images of elaborate works of art. Creativity was something reserved for artists, authors or musicians. I did not believe myself to be a creative person.

When I look back I realise that as a child I was very creative. I could spend hours writing stories, making things and drawing pictures. There was nothing I loved more than to sit with paint, crayons, glue or other art materials and creating something just for the sake of it.

Somewhere along the way my artistic side got rejected, first by others and then by myself. However, over time I have learnt to no longer deny that part of me. I now realise that being creative has nothing to do with skill and talent but about my personal self expression and doing it just for the joy of it.

Do you hold yourself back from engaging in creative tasks? If so, what blocks you from doing this?

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