I glanced up and noticed the tab on my computer said "create a new post", and just like that with the click of one button, I am on my way to CREATING!
In day to day life, creativity does not seem to come so easily, where is that button? When I am amidst a project and experiencing a gap in thought or inspiration, where is the button to juice up my creativity?
I think about creativity, a lot. Over the past few years of research and learning I have reached the conclusion that creativity is truly essential to my wellbeing. The definition I want to share with you is this dictionary.com version:
Creativity: The Ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc. Originality, progressivness or imaginations.
The ability to transcend traditional ideas, YES! Eureka! that is it! When that really settles in for me, I grab onto the idea that when I feel inspired, what I do about that inspiration, and how do I express those ideas into the world?
We are all unique snowflakes with lots of creativity within us, and my understanding is our creativity is most definitely a muscle, the more we use it, the stronger and more robust our creative expression can be.
How does your unique creative expression want to show up in the world? What shower idea have you had, which ones are waiting to be shared? food for thought and here is a link to a handful of creativity inspiring TED talks :)
Lindsey Rainwater is a consultant and coach to the fitness and wellness industry. She specializes in business development and leadership. Currently she is working with the Fitmarc Team helping Health Club owners all over the south central region of the united states propel their business forward via group exercise solutions. For more information about Lindsey, follow her @lindseyrainh2o