A few months ago, I sent an email to my Be Inspired Women’s Circle asking what sort of topics they’d like to take part in? One reply I received was “Different Ways to Nurture Creativity.” I started thinking about it.
If you are like the average adult experiencing the pandemic, you may be binge watching movies on Netflix and other formats, and have become a little less creative. But I want to assure you, your creativity isn’t gone — it just may be out of practice.
When we watch small children – or if we can remember ourselves as small children, we know that they have no problem being creative: They use their imagination to make up stories and joyfully can go from one art project to another without hesitation. As we grow older, we have more and more responsibilities and become more serious. And somehow, many of us lose that creative part of us. But we can nurture our creativity in different ways and nurture our way back to having creativity be part of our daily lives.
Here is a great quote about nurturing our creativity as adults:
“Creativity is a powerful part of personal and professional growth for everyone, even for non-artists. By infusing our days with more creativity, we set a foundation for innovative thinking and brilliant collaboration. More of that can only be a good thing.”
Chad Halverson, founder and CEO of When I Work, an employee scheduling app that more than 30,000 businesses rely on.
What do you do to nurture your own creativity? Take some time to write about it – or how you would like to start nurturing your creativity.
- Allow yourself 5 minutes of quiet journaling to write your answers.
- Don’t analyze, just write. Or, you can make lists.
- To help you, just for a moment, close your eyes and think back to your childhood, or when you were a teen. What creative things did you like to do?
Here are some great tips on how to nurture your creativity:
If you are yearning to be creative and don’t know where to start, you may be stuck, like so many of us experiencing issues with fear, stress, lack of confidence, frustration, that pesky inner critic or Covid-19. I can help, so please reach out to me. I offer free telephone consultations and offer Zoom and phone coaching as well as hypnotherapy sessions. You don’t have to suffer alone. You can reach me from my website at https://belacoaching.com/contact or by phone at 503-848-3640.