You Are Not Creatively Dense
It may be hard for you to believe but everyone is creative. Possibly you have not found a way to tap into your natural creativity. That doesn’t mean that your creative juices are not running silently underground.
Perhaps you went to university or college and studied the sciences or law! Nothing wrong with either of these two subjects but they don’t encourage creative thoughts.
It may be that you worked all of your life outside, or in the construction business, or in an industrial plant. Chances are you didn’t even get a single second to become more creative.
You Are Not Alone
The truth is there are millions of people out there who drag themselves out of bed every day to go to a life of drudgery.
They daydream about being somewhere else! Ironically this daydreaming is actually creativity. It usually stunted before it has a chance to grow because many people in dead-end jobs feel that they have not got the opportunity to do what they really want with their life.
Maybe You Feel You Don’t Deserve Anything Better?
Abundant thinking is believing the universe will provide for all of your needs, and limiting thinking is believing you don’t deserve any better. The truth is, everyone deserves to be the best they can be
in this life.
Changing your life requires you to make a change in how you think towards it. If you have struggled with money all of your life then it is difficult to believe that you can have as much money as you want or need.
Take time out! Give yourself two hours to daydream and imagine that you have all the money that you need to pay your bills. Imagine that you also have money over for fun projects.
In other words, you are not driven by your bills to go out and work. You have the liberty and freedom to be able to do whatever you want to do with your time.
Follow Your Passions
Over the next month, keep a journal, write down everything you enjoy doing. This does not have to be earth-shattering things like climbing Everest! It could be something a simple as digging the garden. The only criteria you should think about is what you would like to do if money or time was no object.
Write down what you would like to do, as it comes up. Don’t consider whether you have the talent for it or the money for it. Maybe your art teacher told you at school that you couldn’t draw a straight line with a ruler. But, you have always wanted to paint a watercolor. Write it down.
The object of this exercise is to allow your mind to be free to imagine would really like to do. It may well be you will write down things you hate doing in reality. This is not important allow your mind to be free to wander where it will.
If it is tough to even to imagine what you would like to do. Try and remember things you have seen on your holiday you thought would be fun.
Did you see someone surfboarding and want to do that? Have you seen something on the television in the last week you thought would be fun if only you could do it?
Keep that Journal
Every day over the next month, spend 10 minutes a day asking yourself questions. Those questions will be personal to you, but some ideas might be:-
- What did I see today that was fun?
- Could I have done today to make me happier?
- What would I have liked to do today just for me?
- How could I have others happier today?
- What made me smile today?
- What would increase the joy in my life?
These Ideas are only suggestions
Feel free to add your own ideas here. You will not need to answer every question every day, but you are looking for patterns emerging.
It may be that you want to have your own organic vegetable garden because you love cooking or looking after your family.
Again this is not necessarily earth shattering but something that you personally want to do.
Hopefully, This will develop into a Gratitude Journal
A gratitude journal will be honestA gratitude journal will be honest, punchy and inspiring. This is your personal record, for your eyes only. You can doodle and draw and dream.
The idea is it will reveal your innermost feelings. Whatever people think is not very important because this is for you.
However, you may find some valuable insights into how other people think of you. Do they come to you as a problem solver or do you inspire People? Do other people see you as an organiser or as a fun loving addition to a party?
This is not the judgemental views of your family and friends this is how the people who love you regard you.
Watch the Patterns Emerge
If you are a problem soIf you are a problem solver then you may well want to pursue software development or continue to do your own bookkeeping when you are self-employed. On the other hand, neither of these pursuits will increase your creativity.If you can’t see those patterns emerging, then ask your family and friends why they value you. They know your skills and weaknesses and the clue to where your passions lie.
Everybody has done something to improve someone else’s life. Maybe you don’t realise you have and have to ask.
Ask yourself what your greatest accomplishment has been. Would this be something you’d want to pursue further?
Look back at the golden time of your life. It doesn’t matter whether you were five or 50, choose a time of your life when you were at your happiest.
Try to isolate what made that year different? What is your favourite memory of that time?
Expand Your Horizons
See the wonder of a flower, even if it’s only a wildflower strongly in the breeze to stay upright.
Go to night school and learn new things. Only by experiencing new things can you work out what you love and what you hate.
This journal should lead to a “someday” list. Make plans for things you can do in the future but make them concrete. Journal a start date write about your plans and also write a completion date.
Over time these exercises should point you to the things that make your heart burst with pleasure and isolate the things that make you constrict and shrivel up and die inside.
As you become braver your life will be filled with things that make you joyous rather than things that weigh you down. Your journey will not end with the journal, but it will have been the beginning. Letting you understand and create your ideal lifestyle.