5 Ways To Tap Into Your Creativity
Do you ever get stuck in a rut, feel unproductive, depressed or useless? You are not alone!
Life is a team sport. Has your cocooning become genuine cabin fever? Here are some ideas to get you out of your unimaginative bubble! As we connect with others, we ourselves become refreshed and our creative juices start to flow.
- ASSESS what you already have, what you love, and what you’re good at.
- Do you like to bake, to cook, to shop or to find great deals?
- Are you a good organizer? Find ways to help others get organized.
- Do you like to build stuff?
- Can you tutor someone, help with homework, help with another language?
- Can you hold and rock babies in the nursery?
- Do you like to write notes of encouragement?
2. DECIDE to intentionally grow your talents.
- Look for online tutorials for many skills, like photography, writing, baking, and more.
- Start a group at church to discuss books, crafts, skills, etc.
3. DON’T COMPARE YOURSELF with others, you’ll always find better and worse.
- You do you. No one else can do you, in your circle of influence.
- If you fall, cry, get up, then move on to something else for a bit.
- Cheer yourself on, YOU GOT THIS!
- You’ll begin to be refreshed as you help others, it takes the focus off your own drama.
4. LOOK AROUND YOU for people who need you to brighten their day.
- Start with family, friends, students, teachers and co-workers.
- Consider the elderly, invalid, forgotten, strangers, and other overlooked people.
- Keep your eyes out for ways that you can improve the atmosphere around you.
- It’s okay if no one sees it, or thanks you. God sees it.
5. START doing one thing, and share it with someone. Then do another.
"Everyone who has any talent at all in sketching, painting, sculpturing or carving, should have the opportunity to use that talent. The expression is important for the person, and can tremendously enrich the lives of other people. What can you do?" ~ Edith Schaeffer, Hidden Art book.
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” - Colossians 3:23-24