IN ITS BROADEST DEFINITION, “creativity” is the act of coming up with something new rather than producing an imitation. We tend to think of creativity as applying only to certain areas of life, such as arts or inventions, but in reality, creativity belongs to all aspects of life. All of us are inherently creative. We all come up with new ways of doing things, new ideas, new approaches, new perspectives and insights. Our right brains are tireless workers. They churn out ideas twenty-four hours a day, every day, every year of our lives. Part of our problem, however, is that we’re creatures of habit. If something has worked in the past, we keep following that groove because it takes less effort— and besides, who wants to mess with success We begin to approach living from some sort of internal formula. If we do A, then we do B and C all the way through Z, even though it might feel old and tired. Then we sit up one day and realize with a certain growing horror that we have fallen into a rut. If you feel like you’re in a rut, use the following brainstorming questions as a springboard to provide insight into your own creative process, what you need to alter to become more creative, and what your ultimate creative goals are. 1. If you could do anything with your life, what would it be 2. What are your hobbies, and why 3. Do you consider your hobbies creative Why or why not
1. If you could do anything with your life, what would it be
2. What are your hobbies, and why
3. Do you consider your hobbies creative Why or why not
4. Do you consider yourself creative
5. What do you consider the most creative part of your life and why
6. Do you feel as if you’re in a rut in any area of your life If so, are you willing to change it
7. Describe your rut.
8. What do you think you can do to change it If it’s a job, are you willing to change jobs If it’s a relationship, are you willing to reassess it or get out of it
9. What’s the first step you would take to get out of the rut
10. How can you apply your creative talents in another area of your life to get out of that rut
Singer, Marian; MacGregor, Trish (2004-08-06). The Only Wiccan Spell Book You’ll Ever Need: For Love, Happiness, and Prosperity (pp. 158-159). F+W Media, Inc.. Kindle Edition.
[L. B. Side Note–I will be posting the rest of this series over the next few day]