Creativity is a superpower that is hard to believe. It can move people, make them think, and even change the world. We also all have access to our own creativity. How do you get your creativity out into the world? People who think outside the box are often called weird or odd, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. People have trouble because they don’t know what creativity is and how to get it if they don’t already have it. Here are 5 ways you can start being creative right now.
Set goals that matter
Before you start coming up with ideas and drawing your next masterpiece, you should know what you want to achieve. This may seem obvious and silly, but the things we don’t do are often what hold us back. It can be hard to find a way to express your creativity, and when we feel overwhelmed, we often give up. If you want to be creative, you should try to reach for goals that are important to you. What would you like to make? Why would you like to make it? These are the questions you should be asking yourself, and the answers can help you on your creative journey.
Have a Routine
You might be the kind of person who can’t sit still and pay attention, but that doesn’t mean everyone else has to suffer because of it. If you find it hard to stay on task or to stay on task for long periods of time, a routine can help you. A routine can help you stay on task, keep your mind from wandering, and keep you focused. You don’t have to lock yourself in a room to keep your creativity alive, but doing something every day can help. Some examples of routines are going for a walk, writing down quotes, or making something.
Put your mind to the test.
Life is always giving you new things to think about, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop being creative. It’s easy to get stuck in a rut and feel like you have nothing left to give. When that happens, you need to give your brain a challenge. Challenge yourself to think in new ways and to try new things. This will help you grow as an artist. Try to get out of your comfort zone and find ways to make your brain work harder. You should push yourself to learn something new, to push yourself to push yourself, and to grow. Push yourself to get better as an artist, and push yourself to push yourself.
Celebrate your successes
We sometimes get caught in the trap of always asking “why.” Why do you want to think outside the box? What does it matter? Even though these are important questions to ask, they are not the only ones. Celebrating your achievements can help you get back on track and keep your passion going. Don’t be afraid to give yourself a pat on the back when you do something well. It’s easy to think that things will never get better, but that’s not the case. We all have different levels of skill, and the important thing is to celebrate your successes, no matter how small they may be.
Leave the distractions behind
You will, of course, get sidetracked, but you can stop it. Distractions come in many shapes and sizes, and it can seem impossible to avoid them. It could be something like social media, TV, or something worse like anger or anxiety. It’s important to pay attention to where you are and what you put in your brain. It’s important to remember that getting distracted doesn’t make you a bad person, and you don’t need to “beat” yourself up for it. Instead, pay attention to what’s going on around you and use that as a reminder to focus on yourself.
You can learn how to be creative and unlock it. It can be hard to be sure of what you can do, but there are ways to get help. People often say that creative people are weird or odd, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. The problem is that people don’t really know what creativity is or how to get it if they don’t already have it. Start by making goals that are important to you, getting into a routine, challenging your brain, celebrating your wins, and getting rid of the things that distract you. These will help you get your creative juices flowing so you can start making your next masterpiece.
by @MarkPavelich CEO The Mark Consulting & Marketing