How to find your creative side in 2020: and yes, everyone has one!
Every Christmas holiday break I make sure to spend some time reflecting on the past year and envisaging some new goals for the coming one. It's not something I have to force, as a creative person the ideas are always bubbling away, but some time out of the office gives me the head space to formulate some ideas. One of the things I reflected upon was how many people I talk to who tell me they have no creative side!
First of all let's look at what your definition of creative is. The dictionary defines it as 'relating to or involving the use of the imagination or original ideas to create something'. As you can see it does not mean you must be a master painter, ceramicist, or sketcher. You might be fantastic at floral arranging, baking, inventing or starting a new business. Let's not assume that creativity is the sole domain of the artist! Creativity does not mean that you have to be 'on trend' or know what is in fashion, simply following your heart and opening your mind to allow yourself to daydream is a good start. Stop telling yourself that you can't is another....that's just a story you are making up. Embrace vulnerability and perfection, perfection is the killer of creativity. It's ok to be 'good enough'.
Thought I'll leave you with:
If you are feeling restless, bored, dull and disconnected, ask yourself if you have given up on any of your desires and dreams. What did you do as a child that you have given away as an adult? What is blocking you from starting that side hustle, buying an easel, sewing your own clothes? Just start, then fail and then start again. Creativity is simply a practice, believe me, when you start you will find your passion. It might be different from what you thought it would be but if you remain open it will come to you.