MY JOURNEY WITH CREATIVITY.

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I’ve always classed myself as not a creative person. I’ve never been great at art and crafts, and the last thing I DIY’ED was probably something paper mache after watching Art Attack.

Recently, I’ve been realising that just because I can’t make anything worthy of a Pinterest tutorial, I am still creative, in just a different way that I didn’t realise.

I write this blog. I do my own yoga routines. I journal. I meditate. I workout. I take pictures.

All of these things come from my brain and I follow my own routine, I don’t have anyone who guides me or tells me how to do it. I just do what seems natural to me in that moment.

I’ve always had a very vivid imagination and I loved writing stories in English classes at school, so I’ve definitely had a creative gene in me that I never really paid much attention to, just because I couldn’t draw or paint or mould.

My creativity is now something that I really love about myself, and whenever I’m lacking in it all it usually takes is having a walk outside, popping on a podcast, and my brain gets back into thinking of ideas for blog posts, pictures I want to take etc.

Ways to be more creative every day:

  • Doodle.
  • Take your camera outside and snap some pictures at things that interest you.
  • Read a different style of book than you usually would.
  • Mix your home decor around and put things in different places.
  • Try on a outfit you wouldn’t normally wear.
  • Cook!
  • Get some mindful colouring books and have a go.
  • Try a different makeup look.
  • Put on some music and move in a way that feels good to your body.

 

Are you creative?

 

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  • I think it took me a while to learn that being creative doesn’t mean your creativity has to look like everybody else’s. I thought I wasn’t that creative because my photography wasn’t exactly the same as other people’s whom I admired, but that’s okay! Just taking those photos and writing my blog is creative in itself xx
    http://www.millievyse.blogspot.co.uk

    • That is SO true! Creativity is so different for everyone. Xxx

  • Such a beautiful post! I definitely agree that there is so many ways of being creative. I would definitely say that I’m creative. I’ve been that way since I was a little girl, always drawing, writing and crafting.

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

  • I love these tips! Taking photos is one of my top things to do to inspire me, plus it more often than not gives me content for my blog.

    Abigail Alice x

  • I love being able to express my creativity and throw it into everything I do! Fab post babe

    http://www.petiteelliee.com

    Ellie xx

  • I think there are so many different ways to be creative, everyone is creative in some way, even if it’s not obvious! xx

    Frances Kayleigh | Fashion & Lifestyle

  • There are definitely so many ways to be creative! I love these tips on how to be more creative in each day, something simple like cooking and mixing your home décor around are great ways to be creative 🙂 xx

    Kayleigh | anenthusiasmfor.co.uk

  • I completely agree that we are all creative – just in different ways! I don’t think there’s a one size fits all when it comes to it, although sometimes the media can portray it like that. Creativity isn’t always about writing books or painting etc – it can be so much more! I think cooking is such a great example – you need so much creativity to make food taste & look nice! 🙂 xx

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

    • Totally, creativity can be in everything can’t it really? xx

  • Amy Eade

    There are soooo many different ways to be creative! I definitely need to take my camera out and about more often, for some reason I’m embarassed to snap away in case someone is watching (even though I have no issue with taking outfit pictures haha so bizarre). I really enjoy getting creative in the kitchen though!
    Amy xx
    http://www.callmeamy.co.uk

    • I do get that too, but try to just phase anyone else out! I’m so bad in the kitchen, I need your tips! x

  • I definitely think we are all creative in different ways 🙂 When I was younger I was totally the ‘classic’ creative kid, making and drawing and writing and dancing and all that, but lots of it was linked to school and when I then left school and some of the structure under which I did those things was gone, I thought I had sort of ‘lost it’ a bit. It took me a while to realise I was still that person, and could use the creativity in different ways for different things! xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

    • I always think your writing is SO creative soph! xx

  • I am exactly the same as you, I never thought of myself as a ‘creative’ person because i suck at drawing and arts and crafts in general, but I’ve always loved writing and making up stories in my mind! x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

  • Bloody loved Art Attack 😂

    Abi xx

    • Me too! We watched it every day with a Cabury flake yoghurt x

  • Gorgeous post!

    Gemma
    http://www.fadedwindmills.com

  • I definitely think you’re a creative person Natalie, being creative doesn’t just have to mean with art and drawing!

    The Makeup Directory

    • Thanks so much Sally, I appreciate all of your support SO much! x

  • Diana Maria

    You definitely are a creative individual Natalie! You create so much content daily, on your blog and on your Instagram and youtube- that definitely counts for something! Snapping photos with my camera and decorating my room are some of my favorite ways to get creative. I’m glad you’ve found that creative part of yourself- I think it’s something we all have 🙂

    Sending light & love your way,

    My Lovelier Days

    • Thank you so much lovely Diana, your kind words mean so much to me! Xx

  • Katie Henry

    This is brilliant you’re definitely a creative person. I like to be as creative as possible because it just makes me feel good and more productive.