We all are creative. However some people are more aware of it because of the creative activities they do.
What are creative activities?
"a child in a classroom finding a new way to annoy a teacher, an artist developing a unique brand of sculpture, an office worker creating a bow and arrow from paper clips and rubber bands or a scientist trying to solve a problem"
"You are creative whenever you make something new or do your own version of a thing"
List of activities:
When you do something, when you practice any activity, then you are aware of being able to do that activity. When an activity has not been done for a long time the confidence on our skills can be reduced and not sure if being able to do it.
When there are new activities, new challenges, we need to dedicate time and effort. Sometimes can be something like a "guerrilla" technique in which we approach it, we do some, we leave it and then we come back to try again, repeating this process on several occasions.
Whenever we have to do a new activity that is different to what we are used to, we feel uneasy to have to leave our comfort zone, but when we try it we can improve it gradually. On the other side, if because the new activity has some difficulty we refuse to do it, then if the pattern continue and we continue avoiding doing that activity on several occasions because we see it as "difficult", then, at the end we can have some thoughts such as "I cannot do it", "It is not for me", "I am not good at...", when in reality, the main reason why we are having difficulties is because we have never tried seriously to overcome them.
New activities and new experiences can be perceived as "inconvenient", however, they offer us the opportunity to increase our awareness about our skills and about the benefits of doing them.
Our creativity can even help us making the same routine as if it is a different type of activity, just by changing small things or having different thoughts while doing it.
There is a quote that states that it is better to have just one idea and implement it, than to have hundred ideas in your mind without putting any into practice.
Let´s wish that 2015 is a year of action. Not only the action of thinking, but also the physical action of making things happen. You can start by singing, dancing, writing, tidying, decorating or helping others and giving them compliments.
This action will happen when the ideas we want to implement are very motivating to us and we feel enthusiastic about them.
These days, I don´t worry too much about doing the things "perfect". I just enjoy doing them. It is not so much about the objective of creating or building something that is good, as to how we feel while we are doing some creative activity. There can be feelings of being relaxed, calm, excited and flowing with the activity without thinking about it, just enjoying it (like when you are singing while doing something else).