To create is to bring something into existence.
Everyone has untapped creative potential dwelling within them. We are creative creatures equipped with an unmatched imagination. We have the ability to make, do and create. Some of the world’s most influential people have been creatives; artists, musicians, engineers, scientists, writers, actors, dancers, designers, innovators, business entrepreneurs, etc. These are the minds that create change. When you let go and surrender to your imagination, that’s when the magic really happens.
There’s a deliciousness in being able to express your inner feelings. As humans, we crave expression naturally. It’s in everything we do. From which clothes we choose to wear each day, the way we wear our hair, how we decorate our personal space, the songs we choose to listen to on our way to work or school, to the backgrounds on our cellphones.
Creation and expression is sharing your perspective and opening people’s minds to what’s inside yours. It’s important to explore the depths of your mind to see what interests you and how you want to express it because creativity is an outlet. There’s nothing like the feeling of getting something out of you, a collage, a poem, a letter, singing your heart out – it’s a nice release. There’s an awareness that creatives possess that allows them to tap into energies and visions and bring them to life.
✩ 8 Types of Creative Intelligence with examples✩ :
1. Social and Interpersonal – Discuss, exchange ideas, and build relationships.
2. Musical – Attend concerts, play an instrument, hum melodies, sing with others, enjoy rhythms.
3. Spatial – Paint, draw, design web pages, design rooms, make cards, create logos, map out routes, mind mapping.
4. Boldily-Kinesthetic – Play sports, enjoy movement, walk on tours, notice body language.
5. Logical-Mathematical – Solve problems, balance checkbooks, create schedules, budget money.
6. Intrapersonal – Keep a personal journal, read alone, meditate, study to answer personal questions.
7. Naturalistic – Collect specimens, garden, follow animal footprints, photograph landscapes.
8. Verbal-Linguistic – Tell stories, write essays, participate in interviews, converse easily with peers.
✩ Here are some things you can do to stimulate your creativity✩ :
1. Listen to music – ♫ your favourite songs, songs that make you feel, or music you’ve never listened to before.
2. Go for a walk in nature – fresh air and some greenery can be inspiring!
3. Keep a journal and pen with you – to write down ideas and thoughts that you can use later.
4. Read – tapping into the minds of others can ignite useful ideas.
5. Trust your instincts – don’t think about the outcome or other people’s opinions.
6. Take more chances – putting yourself out there can empower you and get your creative juices flowing!
7. Turn off the T.V.- get rid of distractions and sit with your thoughts, really dive into the treasures awaiting you.
8. Physical Exercise – stimulates cognitive creativity.
9. Day Dream – use your imagination more.
10. Stop doubting your ability to be creative – just do what comes to you naturally, there’s no right or wrong.
✩ Some positive benefits of creativity✩ :
- Create balance and order
- Give a sense of control over the external world
- Make something positive out of a loss, bad experience or depression
- Maintain your sense of integrity
- Help resolve conflicts
- Make thought and feeling clear
- A greater sense of well-being and personal growth
Dive into your creativity and see what you can do, you’ll be glad you did! xox