Creativity is the state of mind or an innate ability to produce something new or novel by using the imagination. According to some sources, creativity is a term that generally refers to a richness of ideas and originality of thinking. Psychological studies of highly creative people have shown that many have a strong interest in apparent disorder, contradiction, and imbalance, which seem to be perceived as challenges. Such people may have an exceptionally deep, broad, and flexible awareness of themselves. (Don’t we know).
Creatives are those individuals (such as us) who invent new technologies, define new techniques, make art, establish new ideas, scribe stories, and so much more. Creatives have the ability to look at things differently, from different angles and perspectives. Creatives indulge in brainstorming ideas and usually follow-up on them unless they get distracted. I tend to get distracted from one project to the next. I love to paint, write, draw, ponder and think. I like to look at things upside down and sideways to see if I see anything new or different.
I like to approach challenges indirectly. Often if you approach a challenge by creating an environment where the challenge is no longer an issue; then you ultimately solved it. One cannot get angry if you eliminate the need for it by creating a lighthearted environment. One will no longer need his or her coat if the climate gets warm. One does not need to yell if it is there is no noise to yell over. See how you can solve challenges from this perspective. It is a creative approach to solving “problems”, which are really opportunities for positive changes.
First experiences profoundly contribute to creativity and one of the reasons why children can be so imaginative and creative. Kudos to all of you who have been able to recapture your childhood creativity and imagination. The more different first experiences we have the more creativity we develop. Exercise stimulates creativity as well. Physical activity provides more oxygen to the entire body including the brain. This stimulates activity in the brain and enliven one’s imagination. Also, physical activity promotes energy in the body. When you are energized you are more apt to think more clearly and more creatively.
Having fun and doing so-called ridiculous things can stimulate your imagination. I believe joy has a large role in evolving one’s creativity. When you are having fun, you are going to try new things and be able to see things in different ways which enhances creativity. Creativity needs fuel from various sources such as exquisite self-care, physical activity, learning new things, having fun and most importantly connecting with your inner self , others and your environment. Creativity enriches our lives and deserves our attention and appreciation. I love being creative. Creativity is becoming more valued commodity in our population. I say it is about time!