Creativity is a phenomenon whereby something new and somehow valuable is formed. The created item may be intangible (such as an idea, a scientific theory, a musical composition or a joke) or a physical object (such as an invention, a literary work or a painting).
Scholarly interest in creativity involves many definitions and concepts pertaining to a number of disciplines: psychology, cognitive science, education, philosophy (particularly philosophy of science), technology, theology, sociology, linguistics, business studies, songwriting, and economics, covering the relations between creativity and general intelligence, mental and neurological processes, personality type and creative ability, creativity and mental health; the potential for fostering creativity through education and training, especially as augmented by technology; and the application of creative resources to improve the effectiveness of teaching and learning.
as we grow older it seems of all the parts of us that make us who we are
its our creative self that can be the most neglected
Its often at the bottom of our to do lists
or else we see creativity as a big " C " a different way of life
and the property of artists and poets.
But real creativity with a small " c " belongs to all of us
and can be applied to anything
from painting to fixing things or starting a business
It is less about what you do than how you do it.
"By connecting with our creative self, it puts us in touch with our inner compass. We see where we have made decisions that are making us unhappy" says Julia Cameron, author of The Artist's Way (Pan Books)
These exercises will nurture and cultivate your creative side.
Within days you will notice how different your world starts to look
Take a fresh look at you - Seeing ourselves through a very narrow prism is a sign that our creative side is in desperate need of nurturing.
Start your creative journey with this exercise:
For five minutes write a description of yourself.
Stop. Cross that one out.
Set the timer for three more minutes and describe yourself again without using anything from the first description.
Stop. Cross that one out.
Set the timer for three more minutes and describe yourself again without using anything from the first two descriptions.
Now you're finally getting to the beneath all that other stuff.
In this last description, you may find the real you, the one beneath all those titles and awards and achievements.
Getting to that might help you set different, more authentic goals.
All set to nurture our journey into creativity ?
Its starts in really being curious and interested
acting on our impulses
with just paying attention to our own experiences in life
- what do you really want to do?
- What is it that really interests you?
- something that moves us in a special way.
Then we just have to find time to do it as much as we can.
Shout out your answers in the comments below and lets explore our answers
dreams and ideas together