Contrary to what many people believe, there is a spark of creativity inside every single one of us. It’s not limited to artists and poets – they just show theirs a little more overtly than other people do.
Creativity is really just the ability to think in unique ways. Any time you try to come up with a new solution to a problem or challenge you are thinking creatively, even though it may not seem like it at the time.
If you’re still thinking that you don’t have a creative bone in your body, here are five tips that you can use to tap into your hidden potential…
1. Let Yourself Be Inspired
Inspiration can provide the necessary spark to light your creative fire. When you act on what inspires you, new ideas and creative thoughts seem to flow almost effortlessly. The key is to let the inspiration flow and not cut it off because you’re unsure of what it might bring.
2. Follow Your Bliss
I borrowed that phrase from Joseph Campbell because it’s the best way I know to tap into your creative powers. If you have an idea of what you can do creatively, and you know it will make you happy, you owe it to yourself to at least try. So many people allow the fear of failure to stop them before they even get started. Don’t be one of them.
3. Expand Your Thinking
Always keep an open mind to new thoughts, ideas, and ways of doing things. Your creative juices will flow as long as you are willing to accept that there are always more ways to accomplish things than the “way it’s always been done.”
4. Never Give Up
When you find something that you feel compelled to do, don’t let others talk you out of it. Always keep learning, practicing, and improving because as long as you are happy with what you are creating, you are also creating your own success.
5. Take Time to De-Stress
Most people find it easier to be creative when they’re feeling calm and relaxed. Try to avoid getting into situations that make you feel stressed out and on edge. When you do find yourself feeling stressed, take the time to de-stress so you don’t choke off the flow of creative energy.
Tapping into your creativity takes some practice. And if you’re not used to using your creative energy, you will definitely need to practice. Try to find a few minutes each day to allow yourself to create. You’ll be amazed at what you come up with!