A CREATIVE YEAR
Why is it important to inspire a creative year?
Taking time for creative pursuits improves your thinking, your happiness and your physical and mental health.
You may have already set your goals for the year – a healthier lifestyle and increased success at work. Did you allow some time to create? To paint a picture, learn an instrument, colour in a beautiful mandala?
It doesn’t matter what you choose to do. Or even how good you think you are at doing it. What matters is that you allow some space in your life to create. Get into that zone where everything else fades away and you are truly focused on your creative task.
Aside from the personal benefits, as the quote above says, without creativity there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns.
Here are some words of wisdom to help ignite the creative spark in you.
THE UNKNOWN THAT COULD CHANGE EVERYTHING
Innovation is defined as a new method, idea or product. One must start with creativity to achieve innovation.
Creative thinking means you experiment, try new things, break out of established patterns. And that is where the innovation lies.
Consider inventors such as the Wright Brothers, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein. The world is a better place because they spent time tinkering around, working out ways to improve things and in the process, discovered new things that changed the world.
A CREATIVE YEAR – PROMOTING INNER GROWTH AND TRANQUILITY
Maybe changing the world is not your goal, but a creative life can give you inner peace and joy and open your mind to new learning experiences, enhancing personal growth.
A CREATIVE YEAR – EVERYONE CAN ACHIEVE IT
Everyone has creativity. Did you read, Think You are Not an Artist? This is Why You’re Wrong. ?
Many have forgotten how to tap into their creativity. Or are too scared to try.
Creativity is not a gift given to a few wonderful artists. It is something each and every one of us can enjoy. Like most things in life, it needs to be nurtured.
We open the doors to creativity and immerse ourselves in the joys of creating when we lose our fear of being judged.
OPENING THE DOOR TO YOUR IMAGINATION
Creativity also inspires imagination, which goes hand in hand with innovation. Every invention began with someone imagining that it could be so.
Imagination is equally important for personal happiness. It helps you to see positive possibilities, even when surrounded by negativity.
Not sure where to start? Check out the Wacky Craft Projects section of this site for lots of fun ideas, including creations just for the big kids.
Wishing you a very creative and gleeful year, Tamuria.