Have you ever woke up in the morning with this insanely great idea to do something amazing and then slowly let it disappear as you let the day to day requirements creep in? Creativity is often lost in the day to day autopilot programming that we live in. We get up in the morning with the intent to do everything that we did the day before and most often we spend the day thinking about what we’re doing tomorrow or the next day. Training your brain to be present and stay there is the most valuable practice anyone can do.
There have been so many times I have driven myself long distances only to realize I couldn’t remember how I had got there. Living autopilot isn’t the life I want to remember telling my great grandchildren about. Every morning brings new possibilities. Opportunity is always surrounding us, we just have to be awake enough to see them and take hold of them. I’m a huge fan of new ideas and creating new habits so with that in mind, I have decided to challenge myself and you of course. Follow along with me in practicing these simple (seriously simple) techniques to awaken your creativity. Daily practice is essential so if you plan to see any kind of results, don’t plan on being a slacker.
Wake up 30 minutes earlier than you already do. You can use this time to lie in bed and think about all the things you want to achieve. Focus on the things that are most important to you. I find creativity speaks loudest in those early morning hours of the morning.
Practice positive self talk. I have to admit this might be the toughest one. If anyone is the meanest to “me”, it is myself. I am guilty of consistently telling myself I can’t do it, what if they don’t like me, I’m not good enough. There is no need for all this pressure. Be kind to yourself.
Stop worrying about how you are going to do it. Make a plan, decide it’s what you want, and go for it. Details will fall into place. If you’re passionate about something then fight hard to make it happen. Too often I stop myself from achieving my own goals. Only I can change my circumstances.
~Always remember that you have a quality in you that no one else has. You can do all things through faith and persistence.~
What are some ways you spark creativity?