WHY I’M SO OBSESSED WITH CREATIVITY

 

If you’ve followed me online for while, you know I absolutely adore everything to do with creativity. I really do think it’s an important thing to factor into your life, so for todays post I thought I’d give you a little insight into why I love it so much…

 

 

  1. It makes you feel good. When you’re in a creative flow, you suddenly see everything with a fresh pair of eyes, a child-like wonder of curiosity. It significantly increases happiness levels, and there’s nothing quite like the joy of making something with your own hands.
  2. It brings you into the present moment. At that moment, you’re not thinking about tomorrow’s to-do list or the mountain of washing to do, you’re completely living in the present. I think creativity is totally a form of mindfulness, and I know for sure that it definitely quietens my busy whirring brain. I usually find that whenever I have a dilemma going on, taking my mind off it for a few hours and doing something creative can really help, and because it’s so therapeutic, I leave with a clearer head and direction I didn’t have before.
  3. It can be anything. I used to think being creative meant that you had to go to Art School and be a world-class drawer, but thankfully, I’ve come to learn that’s not the case at all. Creativity can be found in oh so many forms. From adult colouring books, knitting, and even making up a new dish for dinner, creativity is all around us. Plus it’s free too, a bonus point in my eyes.
  4. It’s unique. In a world where comparison is rife and it’s so easy to have a look at what everyone else is doing, to me, creativity is like a middle finger to that, and bringing your own game in the playing field. There are no rules, and no ‘shoulds’. You can just do what feels good.
  5. Plus, sometimes it looks pretty too 😉 Because what is Instagram for if not for showing off your creative props?

 

 

Ways you can be creative without even realising it:

  • Planning your weekend
  • Painting your nails
  • Choosing your outfit
  • Dancing and singing in your kitchen
  • Cooking a meal
  • Re-organising your shelves

 

What’s your favourite way to be creative?

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  • Yes yes yes to everything!

    Hannah / Words & Latte

    • NatalieLeanne

      Whats your favourite way to be creative?

  • I completely agree! I used to think I wasn’t a creative person, but Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic made me realise that we are all creative.

    • NatalieLeanne

      Oh I adored that book, it’s amazing!

  • What a lovely post. I agree, when being creative it makes me feel good!

    Lucy | Forever September

    • NatalieLeanne

      Thank you for reading Lucy! xx

  • I resonate with this so much! There was a time a few years ago where I was in a complete creative slump. However, now I love being creative whether it’s cooking up a new meal or putting together my bullet journal – it’s the perfect way to unwind too!

    Evie x | http://www.eviejayne.co.uk

    • NatalieLeanne

      I’m so intruiged by bullet journals- they look so pretty! x

  • I love the ’middle finger-aspect’! 😀 And you’re so right, creativity is an individual experience and as long as it lifts your spirits nobody else’s opinion matters. I sometimes wonder what life might be like if I dodn’t have a creative mind… Quite gray? I hope I’ll never find out 🙂 xx

    Teresa | outlandishblog.com

    • NatalieLeanne

      Totally! I say lets keep our lifes as colourful as possible 🙂

  • This was such a lovely post and really different. Fantastic read 😊 B X
    http://www.babblesnbooks.wordpress.com

    • NatalieLeanne

      Thank you for reading! 🙂

  • I love this post, it was so lovely and positive!

    Danielle xx
    https://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

    • NatalieLeanne

      Thank you so much Danielle 🙂

  • So so true abut bringing you into the present moment!

    • NatalieLeanne

      One of my favourite parts about it!

  • I couldn’t be more in love with this post if i tried! Creativity truly is the greatest expression of our individual selves – i like to think of it as “the luna lovegood” branch of muggle magic!

    Bumble and Be