There are so many beautiful things in life. Water, flowers, the sky, a baby.....countless objects to inspire and encourage creativity. If you feel that you have the potential to be more creative, but you're not sure how to let it go, here are 7 ways to get it started!
1. Write a Short Story or Poem
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Poetry is a very expressive, romantic form of art. And writing helps us release built up tension or things we hold inside. Start out with short stories and poems, and as time goes on and you become more comfortable and experienced, you can write longer pieces! You will be amazed by your own talent!
2. Listen to Music
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Music, especially classical music has a way of getting us to open up and relax. If you can't play and instrument, and have no desire to learn one, pick up a few CD's at your local library. Be adventurous and choose a type pf music you would never listen to on a regular basis. You might be suprised by how inspiring it can be!
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Broaden your horizens! Step out of your comfort zone and do a painting. It doesn't have to be a masterpeice. You can make and abstract design or even blotches of color splayed out on the canvas! The point is, if you are enjoying it, your creative juices will start to flow! With practice over time, you may become a very talented artist!
4. Make a Collage
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Got any old magazines laying around? Put them to good use! Make a collage with all your favorite pics from several magazines. You can make themes collages, big collages, or small collages. Be creative and play around. You may come up with some fun designs!
5. Knit or Crotchet
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I love to knit. I've taken on big and small projects alike! Knitting is a very creative process because you can pick and choose different colors and yarn textures to work with. Crotcheting is fun too, you can make beautiful little flowers and itty-bitty baby booties!
6. Take a Class
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Take a class in something new. Learn to be a gourmet cook, or how to play tennis. Sign up for swimming lessons. Break out of your everyday rut and DO something! When you put your mind to good use, you will stop being bored and feel much less hindered. Even if you don't continue the lessons, you will have fun in the process, and at least you tried, right?
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Take some "you" time every now and then to get away and take a break. Clear your mind of all the stress and worries of every day life. Get rid of clutter in your head and just relax. Once you feel refreshed, you'd be amazed by how creative and bright you feel! You are worth it!
Being creative doesn't happen on it's own for everyone. Some of us need to stimulate our minds! These tips will help you do just that and have fun in the process! Did you get any great tips for being creative?
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