Creativity is traditionally something that we equate to the arts, however I believe that we are all creatives. We all have something within us that we wish to express. Creativity after all, is simply CREATION. Creativity is anything where we can express ourselves, our thoughts and ideas in whatever physical manifestation that they take form. I truely believe that without creativity, without ideas and creation and most importantly, without expression, we suffer. We suffer in our health from being stifled and unexpressed, our relationships suffer from a feeling of unfulfilment and we could even be missing out on great financial opportunities. We ignore those expressive skills that we received so much joy from as children. We used to tell and write stories, we played imaginary, we invented games, we drew all afternoon long (ok, Mum I admit it.. it was me who drew the horse on the wardrobe door and not dolly.. but you have to admit, it was pretty good for a 3yr old. It did look like a horse, right?) and we made 'music' (most neighbours probably wish we didn't bang those pots and pans so loudly). The world was this magical place where anything could happen. Now the world is this place where we work hard to pay bills and maybe take 2 weeks off in winter to travel somewhere warm. Pretty miserable, right?!
Self-expression is a birth right. We are all individual and we all deserve to let our thoughts and ideas out and into the world. If writing is your thing, start that blog. If you enjoy drawing, buy a sketch book. Let your ideas flow out on that paper. Not only will you be expressing your ideas and feelings, you'll also feel a sense of accomplishment for creating something. Sitting back and listening to that music you created on your laptop or watching that video you learned to edit through iMovie, will bring you so much pride and satisfaction. Give yourself permission to allow an hour for yourself to create, you just never know what it might evolve into.