Be Creative

“Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not. ” – Pablo Picasso

Creativity takes courage, it takes us out of our comfort zone and into the unknown.  It takes us away from what we have always done and into a new energy and vibration.

When we express our creativity, we celebrate the life force within us.  And when we do that, we discover our own innate power to heal. – Joy Aimee

I have realised that as I get older and when I continue to do the same things in life or react to others and stress in the same way, I can lose my sense of adventure and vitality for life.

When we forget how to get that inspiration and passion back, we begin to feel stuck and unable to move through a situation or a block in our relationships.

Change is difficult and takes great effort and yet, sometimes all we we need is a shift in our perception of the situation and start being creative to try a new approach or a new way of thinking and this can move us forward.

Often we just need someone outside of our circle to inspire us and guide us to try a new idea.  Perhaps it is just doing something spontaneous or learning something new like, art or a language or a musical instrument, or training for a special event, or learning a new sport.

When we create new ideas to inspire our life again, we bring a new energy to ourselves and to those around us.  Below are some ways we can start.

Write a list of things you love

Sit down and make a list of everything that you love.  Include all the things, people and concepts you are attracted to, passionate about and interested in.  Don’t limit yourself.

 Take opposite action

Very often, what we most feel like doing is not what helps us the most.  When we are feeling low in energy or feel like sitting at home, that is when we need to be creative and try experimenting with something opposite and new.  Sometimes doing something we have never done before, will excite and ignite us and shift our mood.

 Loosen up

Being uninspired and feeling detached has a physical component and effect, and this can lead us to being sedentary or feeling slow. To take us out of this physical and mental state, we need to be more physical and do activities like dancing, running, or hiking – or yoga. Anything that will move and stretch our body will help our thinking become more flexible and open.

 Do something fun and unusual

Even when you are not feeling it, there’s nothing like doing something spontaneous when you’re uninspired. Try something you have never tried before, like a trapeze class, a photo safari or go to a lecture on a topic you know little about yet.  Grab your partner, or friend as well and just do something in the moment!

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32 thoughts on “Be Creative

  1. Creativity is at our very core. It is how we have each arrived at the unique life situation we currently hold…….and it is the key to every wonderful new life circumstance we can imagine. What a wonderful article. PS Thank you for the NON-List. Just do it.

  2. SO important as we get older to see things afresh … And shake things up a bit!
    Love this reminder Karen 🙂
    ( thinks : hope I don’t sound like a geriatric!)

    1. Val if you are a Geriatric so am I ha!! We are never to old to learn and never to old to try new things. My Dad who is 80yrs just got asked to run a course in the church and he is really excited and inspired to continue his gift to teach others. 🙂

  3. I’ve heard people say they are not creative and I always say that can’t be because we are made in the image of a creative God. Then I ask them if there is anything they’ve ever wanted to make or create. Some will say yes but they don’t know how or where to start. It does take courage and a willingness to fall short of our expectations or those of others, at least at first. But one only gets better when they keep on working at anything. And I also tell them that they may try something that ultimately leads to something they like more and are more successful with, but they’ll never know until they try something, anything. I love creating things and I’ve tried so many things in my life and never grow tired of trying new things. In fact I like to think of myself as a kind of creative “junkie.” The more I create the more I want to create. Thanks for sharing this post. As you can see I really enjoyed it. Hugs, N 🙂 ❤

    1. Thankyou Natalie for this beautiful wise comment. You have much to offer others in your many experiences and I love your advice to others. I am glad we have “creative junkie’s” in the world because we all need them in our life at certain times, to inspire us and allow us to believe we are capable of so much more! I really enjoyed your comment. 🙂

  4. “Often we just need someone outside of our circle to inspire us and guide us to try a new idea. Perhaps it is just doing something spontaneous or learning something new like, art or a language or a musical instrument, or training for a special event, or learning a new sport.”

    Karen what you say here is so true. I have often had this kind of experience and there are times when it’s quite strange to see where the inspiration comes from. The power of a new idea is one of the most healing things to experience. It resurrects and propels you – no doubt. Great post. Thank you.

    1. It is a very healing process Don, you are right. Often I get stuck in thoughts like “I have experienced that before”, or “I know that” only to realise I know nothing!! and I always am so glad that I tried something new to inspire me. It also resurrects our relationships and that is always a good move forward. Thankyou for your comment.

  5. Lovely. Your post seems to follow the theme of Eric Tonningsen’s post on curiosity. I reclaim my creativity when I remember to be curious. You all have conspired to offer us a powerful reminder of ourselves…and what we all have within us. Thank you! 🙂

  6. That’s the spirit. Sometimes, even when things are awful, seem impossible and I’m at rock bottom, I just go. Maybe that something you just dared to do might save your spirit and help you re-energize. Finding creative things is something I do best with blogging and fun activity. I need to apply it at work. 🙂

    1. I agree with Rommel, that dare or that challenge to do something outside our comfort zone, could be the catalyst to change! I am glad you are creative and we all need to apply it to our work. Thanks for your comment.

    1. Understanding we possess this amazing potential and our ability to shift out of difficult situations, is often what we forget. This comment is a wonderful reminder of the gift we have all been given and can use anytime. Thankyou Alan.

  7. Karen loved this post, sometimes if I am not feeling the creative flow I watch a good movie and after it I want to create something. Other times I just let it go and spend time with the munchkins. It comes to me when I need it.

    1. You are so creative and gifted Kath. We all have different ways to connect us back to a flow and like you, sometimes we just need to let it go and chill out! Have a great creative weekend!

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