Inner Me;Powerful Me

The use of the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work. Also Creativity is defined as the tendency to generate or recognize ideas, alternatives, or possibilities that may be useful in solving problems, communicating with others, and entertaining ourselves and others.1. BECOME A BETTER PROBLEM SOLVER

There isn’t a manual to being an artist, and there isn’t a manual for being alive. Obstacles and challenges throughout life are inevitable. However, when we make creativity a habit, we continue to learn new, resourceful ways of solving problems in our artwork, and in life.

2. CONNECT WITH YOUR COMMUNITY

When we create, we connect to other people doing the same and an instant sense of community is formed. Whether we’re exchanging ideas, providing feedback for our peers, or simply creating next to eachother in silence, the sense of connection experienced as artists is undeniable and deeply rewarding.

3. SAVE MONEY

Expressing ourselves can control the urge to buy impulsively. If we trade the activity of consuming for creating, we not only save money, but get a deeper sense of fulfillment. Additionally, the more we learn how to make things ourselves, the less we need to spend money on buying them.

4. EXPANDED SENSE OF TIME

Countless artists have discussed the experience of timelessness that one encounters in the creative zone. Time feels limitless when we are in the creative ‘zone.’ Strangely enough, when we give ourselves time to creative pursuits, we gain time. Who couldn’t use the feeling of more time?

5. SELF AWARENESS & EXPRESSION

Creativity is the route to authenticity. As we create, we plumb the depths of our being, accessing what we think and believe. The more we create, the more we discover  and realize our habits, impulses, and desires. When we take the time and energy to develop our own ideas, we respect our inner nature and are better able to express ourselves to the world on a regular basis.

6. FREEDOM

There is no right or wrong way to be an artist. When we create, we are given the opportunity to engage with the world without judging ourselves. We have permission to take risks, try new things, and strip away inhibitions in a healthy way.

7. STRESS RELIEF

Making art is meditative. Taking the time to use our hands, minds, and energy doing something we love is of uptmost importance in life. Being creative makes us happy. Art is FUN, and doing anything that brings joy reduces our stress levels and improves our quality of life. What could be more important than that?

How to Nurture Your Creativity And Boost Your Intuitive Awareness

Nurturing your creativity and boosting your intuitive awareness are essential to living a creative life. When you give yourself the right internal tools and external environment in which to flourish creatively, you will see the difference in your creative practice and the full on effect in every area of your life. Read on for 10 simple ways to nurture creativity and boost your intuitive awareness starting today.

1. Pursue interests that energize you.

Do things that light you up inside and give you natural energy. Some tasks naturally drain us while others fill us with amazing energy. Find what things work for you and make a point to do them every single day to boost your energy and nurture creativity.

2. Take time out for regular meditation and reflection.

When you meditate, you calm your mind, allow the endless chatter to subside and give yourself a chance to refresh. Meditation heightens your intuitive awareness making you more open taking in everything around you, which in turn nurtures your creativity.

3. Experiment with creative materials.

Take some time out to experiment with your creative materials. You don’t need a master plan or end goal, just play and see what happens. You’ll be surprised at what comes out. Every time you experiment creatively, you are nurturing and growing your creative capacity.

4. Get plenty of sleep.

Getting a good nights rest is essential to nurturing your creativity and boosting your intuitive awareness. Good rest helps the mind function at full capacity and makes you sharper and more open to creative opportunities throughout the day.

5. Do something special for yourself once a week.

Do something just for you once a week. When you’re rushing from one thing to the next, you often don’t give yourself the opportunity to indulge, but it’s important that you do. It could be a trip to a local art gallery, morning tea at your favorite café or just an afternoon spent reading a good book at the park. Indulging yourself once a week will provide some much needed creative inspiration and the calmness of mind to take it all in.

6. Spend some time in nature.

Give yourself the gift of time in nature. It could be anything from a leisurely walk along the beach to a hike through the mountains. Get out there and experience everything our wonderful world has to offer. The benefits to your creativity and intuitive awareness are limitless.

7. Take up a hobby just for fun.

Not everything you do needs to be tied to a goal or special outcome. Take up a hobby just for fun and enjoy the moment for what it is. By living in the moment you’ll boost your awareness and facilitate the flow of creative ideas.

8. Exercise your imagination.

Exercise your imagination by giving yourself a fun creative challenge every day. A great way to start is with this simple game. Simply pick a random word like “cat” and a random creative medium like “painting,” and give yourself the challenge of creating something with those two parameters in mind. Exercising your imagination like this every day will nurture creativity and boost your creative abilities long term.

9. Start a daily yoga practice.

A daily yoga practice will center you while fulfilling the needs of your mind, body and spirit. Yoga is a great way to nurture creativity by clearing the clutter from your mind. It will also gradually improve your intuitive awareness.

10. Read every day.

When you read, you are exposed to the amazing ideas of others and bring them into your consciousness where they brew alongside your own thoughts to create something magical. Read every day to fill yourself with knowledge and inspiration that will nurture creativity.

 

Enjoy your weekend people

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