I spoke about creativity before in My Journey with Creativity post, but for this one I’m going to focus on how I’m expanding it. Of course it comes in waves and flows, but there are certain practices that I’m putting into place to really get the most of out of it.
TRYING SOMETHING NEW (OR GOING BACK TO OLD THINGS THAT WORKED)
Over time our schedules change, but I’m now in a place in my life that I want to put myself out there a bit more, so that means going back to my regular yoga class (aswell as working on my own practice) and taking up old hobbies that I loved, and making the effort to include more people into my life.
In terms of trying new things, I’m varying the podcasts I usually listen to for a bit of new inspiration.
LOSE YOUR EXPECTATIONS
Expectations are pointless and don’t feed us in anyway. The same goes for comparison and judgement.
Use that blog post you loved reading as inspiration to create your own, and push yourself out of your usual comfort zone by writing about something you love that you haven’t posted before.
By going into any project or new activity with no expectations about being the ‘best’ or the ‘worst’ one in the group, you’ll have so much more fun. Which leads me onto my next point…
BE MORE CHILD-LIKE
Don’t take anything too seriously, and remember that you always have a choice. If you don’t want to join a new club that doesn’t seem your bag, you don’t have to.
It’s totally okay to stop doing things that don’t feed your creativity anymore. Just make sure you get back up and try again at something different.
Questions to ask yourself:
- Does this make me feel happy?
- Who am I doing this for, really? If I had a free day spare, would I still do this activity?
- What’s something I’ve always wanted to do?
- What did I want to be when I was younger?
- What are my goals for the future?
- Is there a more effective way I could do this?
How will you expand your creativity?