3 Top Tips for Fueling Your Natural Creativity
Everyone has at least a bit of a creative streak, and expressing your natural creativity can be a brilliant therapeutic exercise, and a way of adding a bit more texture and depth to everyday life.
Of course, it might be that you are not very comfortable with the idea of expressing yourself creatively, or that you’re not really sure where to start with that process. Nonetheless, if you take the time to explore some creative outlets, you will likely find that the experience feels very uplifting and enriching, as a rule.
Here are a few great tips for fueling and exploring your natural creativity:
Try journalling and scrapbooking
It’s possible to find all sorts of different cues for journalling, and ideas for scrapbooks, within only a few short moments of searching online.
Both of these practices are well-established, and both can serve as an excellent way of exploring and fueling your own creativity, in a private and controlled format.
In other words, if you keep your journal or scrapbook secure, no one else ever has to see them unless you want them to.
Nonetheless, there’s something very visceral about writing things down on paper, or cutting out and sticking things into a scrapbook. These sorts of practices have been used in the past in a therapeutic context, partly because they’re such a good way of allowing individuals to express themselves, and to get in touch with their own internal thoughts and feelings.
At first, you might struggle for ideas. The more you relax into these pastimes, though, the more readily you will find inspiration comes.
Regularly spend some time in silence and solitude
The famous Norwegian explorer Erling Kagge is a strong believer in the power of “silence,” by which he means not only (or even mostly) the absence of noise, but the absence of distraction. According to Kagge, periods of “silence” are essential for allowing people to truly get in touch with themselves, and to explore the deepest parts of their being.
By the same token, many great artists, writers, and other creative people throughout history, have found that regular periods of intentional solitude were essential for them in order to come up with ideas. Of course, you shouldn’t become a hermit – but regularly spending some time in silence and solitude might certainly help you to channel your creativity more fluidly.
Try out different hobbies... Even if you don’t think you’ll be able to manage them!
There are all sorts of different exciting and interesting hobbies out there, but there’s also a good chance that you feel daunted, upfront, from really trying to dive into those hobbies.
Trying new pastimes can always be daunting, because there is a degree of uncertainty present. But it’s specifically by exploring new things in this way that we can most often free up our own creative energies, and deepen our sources of insight and perspective.
Remain interested in life at large, and try out different hobbies on a regular basis, even if – maybe especially if – you don’t think you’ll be able to manage them.
Simply applying yourself to new puzzles and scenarios can do a lot of good.