3 Ways To Light Your Creative Spark!
Here it is… the myth of creativity; there is no such thing as the “creative type”.
YOU are creative.
Creativity is your inner light – and once it’s sparked you can change your entire life. It always starts as a glimmer, and you have full control of whether that creative spark fades away, or blazes brightly. That ‘stuck’ feeling is something we can all relate to at times. It can happen in any area of your life, and when it does, it isn’t fun. It’s not just writers who struggle with writers’ block or musicians who sometimes need the help of a muse.
We all need to be creative Every. Single. Day. Whether you are a mom wanting to jazz up the kids’ lunches, a hairdresser planning a new look, or an accountant cooking the books! Here are my top three strategies to keep your creative juices flowing.
Be Of Service
First and foremost Be of Service. Don’t worry, I’m not suggesting you get ordained into a monastic order next week, you don’t need to commit to life as a martyr to do good for the world! But when you create think primarily about why you are creating, focus on how you want to impact them.
Step out of the ego-driven mindset. Stop focusing on how many likes and views your post might generate, and don’t get carried away with ideas purely with the hope of making a quick buck. Being of service can be as simple as telling a joke or sharing a funny story to make someone’s day a little brighter.
Keep It Positive
We live in a world of abundance and to keep your creative spark lit up it’s is essential to focus on the good!
It easy to become overwhelmed with the many problems facing us. And, it is abundantly clear that we have plenty of work to do; luckily there are beautiful ways to make better choices.
New ideas to help combat environmental issues are constantly emerging! From simple things like yoga mats, (I’m a big fan of ‘The Form‘ a carbon-neutral company who create beautiful yoga mats from recycled plastic bottles!) to sustainable logistics technology which creates global impact.
Take A Leap Of Faith
Stop looking for validation from the world around you. Your gut instinct is the most powerful force you have. Listen to it, slow down, and tune in to your internal navigation system.
Sitting in meditation allows you time and space to feel the ripple of an idea as it flows from your subconscious mind. Slowing down to acknowledge what you truly connect with, in a world of constant stimulation, this is a brave and courageous move. And my friends, it is what we are all here for!
Whether your idea is a twinkle in your eye or a persistent thought which wakes you up in the middle of the night, feel into it, acknowledge the exciting rush of endless possibility. Life is too damn short to let your spark fade, go out, create what is in your soul.