Sparking creativity typically means, abandoning things you like to do around you, to follow your creative muse around. I think it depends on where you find your inspiration and it depends on what sort of creativity you are looking for, whether it be music, art, or writing, or any other thing which expresses your creativity.
For me, creativity arises when I learn something new or discover something I haven’t thought of before or try thinking differently. For instance, take a walk, and put your focus upon your surroundings. Doesn’t matter what you think you are or aren’t good at doing.
Creativity is all about freeing up the ideas inside. You can express yourself creatively in every field. All you have to do is to sit and think patiently and give some time for your brain to browse some creativeness. Stop rushing it.
Then start doing some plans about it. Try doing something different and attractive. It’s okay if it’s not so because your previous round might be helping you to get some ideas. My creative flow has its tide and its own rules. Sometimes I produce a lot, I write a lot, I get busy inside the fences of my experience.
After this phase, I accept a challenge that wrestles my knowledge and I start from scratch, I forget what I know, I adopt the beginner’s mindset, I ask a lot of questions, I swear, I (mostly) feel uncomfortable.
As a reaction to this self-inflicted creative earthquake, I start absorbing facts and ideas, I feel replenished by the fuel of dot-connecting and I’m able to produce again.
This is my pattern, no matter what I create.
There are ways you can express your creativity which is described as follows:
Write every day
I try every day to write at least 1000 words. It doesn’t matter whether I feel like it or not, I try to get those 1000 words out. Sometimes they come in the form of blogging, sometimes for me, and other times book reviews. The point is not to write a masterpiece. The point is to get something out there into the world that came from my mind.
Create digital quote art
One of the things I’ve been doing with my writing is talking about quotes that stand out to me. Last month I accompanied that writing with a piece of digital art based on the quote whether it is all about self-improvement or some positive quotes. Sometimes that art was built with the photo as a foundation and other times they were illustrations. This series allowed me to explore my thoughts on some of the most famous quotes throughout history. They also let me play around with different styles of art.
Make a podcast on creativity
Another thing I have seen a couple of months ago is a podcast on creativity. In this, people talk to the other people behind creative projects and businesses. These people ranged from freestyle and battle rappers to painters, writers, and everything in-between. Listen to the podcast allows me to feel like not only talk to other extremely creative people, it also allows me to learn from their successes and failures. You would be surprised what you can learn from the people all around you.
Be aware of your energy
Importantly, A creative person is a person who is aware of the energy, time, and potential failure of every creative act they engage in. Some have learned their creativity in their garden. Oh, that is Nature, you say. Creatives can make a garden grand, can make the garden sing. As another person here pointed out, bringing up children can be creative.
The art of parenting is to know how to keep space open for talent to grow of its own accord, to find its direction without being trodden down, but having enough boundaries to keep them safe. Even making a meal in harmony with its parts is creative, because it gets your family and friends running to the table, your food is the talk of the moment, and there’s just no stopping them.
Be a rebel
A creative person may just be a rebel, in that they step outside the limitations that others have set up for them, or indeed, someone who doesn’t “feel the flow” or “get in the zone” is probably holding those limitations as close to themselves as possible, because of their fear of failure or because of their fear of the unknown.
Step into the unknown
A creative person boldly steps into the unknown, because that is how they make it known for themselves. They are explorers of their interior world, and not everything about themselves is known to them until they make the effort to touch it, see it, hear it, smell it, taste it, sense it.
Imagine things that no one can imagine
The thing that makes a person creative is the way a human thinks. Like, how they make a noise or sound or things of a song. A person is more creative if they imagine something or creates something no other person has thought of.
For example, Albert Einstein was so creative. We are all creative and no one is left not creative. A person is creative by their skills, like how someone thinks and doesn’t have a hard time relating with people. Most people have a strong desire to fit in, like something you don’t understand.
What habits do creative people have?
A person is more creative when
- They like to solve problems: They like solving a problem that is hard or easy. They like to solve cases that are hard to solve. Whilst some people are running and hiding out of their problems. You purposely seek them because you love more than a fresh new change.
- You are your own worst critic: When like you wrote a blog many years ago and thought that it was wonderful at the time you Published it. Because you read it later and wonder, “What the hell was I thinking?” You then identify approximately a thousand ways it could have been better and slap/kick yourself for being so stupid.
- They ask a lot of questions: A stagnant mind devoid of curiosity can’t create. You don’t have to be smart to ask questions.
- They carry a notebook everywhere they go: Because how else can you remember all those brilliant ideas that strike you on the fly.
- They take time to think: Your brain is your greatest asset.
- They aren’t in it for money: Money pays bills. But doesn’t pay happiness. There are much easier ways to make a living. This isn’t about money. Its’ about passion.
- They find beauty in the ordinary: Creatives live in the present and are in constant awe of the world.
Coming to expressing oneself in art like music or painting, it has some stages in itself.
- Knowing art
- Building expertise and knowledge in the art.
- Practicing (most important)
- Expressing the idea.
At last, Creativity is everything we think, say, and do that is original. Keep in mind that more than one person can have that same original idea, but to him or her, it is new. If we express no originality, we can be no more than automatons, reacting to stimuli by rote, training, or experience. It is the act of invention that gives us individuality and humanity.
The way life will work is sometimes false for some people. The way you work defines your life. Maybe you just want to display your work on your blog. Don’t fall for false assumptions that a blog is not profitable. If you are creating your blog will succeed and that false will become true. Don’t fall for people that give false hopes. False is a word that can destroy your creativity. If you are an expert in doing things in a fun way then even false can be a new truth.