Ever wondered where your creativity has gone?
One day you’re in the “creative zone”.
Words are flying out of your fingertips – writing content is a breeze.
Then out of nowhere you’re stuck!
You’re in a desert where there’s no inspiration flowing at all.
There’s no escaping the frustration as white hot anger wells up inside you.
Perhaps the self-talk starts up next:
“I need to get this done today…I’ve got a deadline to meet…I haven’t got time for this…Maybe I’m just a big fraud!…”
But what if everything you thought about being creative was a cliche?
The stereotypical picture of someone being creative tends to look like:
- an artist painting a masterpiece,
- a ballerina flying effortlessly across the stage,
- a potter sitting at their wheel making masterpieces from lumps of clay.
But creativity doesn’t end there – and this is where so many of us get stuck.
Creativity expands when we stop and notice what we create everyday – no matter how insignificant it seems to be.
Our creative energy is used when we:
- organise our work schedules,
- arrange a bunch of flowers, and
- make nutritious meals.
Our creativity combines with our intuition when we:
- create a peaceful and calm home, or
- provide space for our friends to be heard and loved.
So the next time you feel like your creativity has gone forever – give yourself a break.
Be kind to yourself as you step away from your screen to get grounded.
For it’s this touch of kindness that gently rekindles the creativity flame.
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