Cultivate Your Creativity or Not

In order to have a real relationship with our creativity, we must

take the time and care to cultivate it.

– Julia Cameron

Sometimes I sit down to write and nothing seems to come. Although I do try the blank page remains blank.

One time I started writing exactly this, “The page is blank and I can’t figure out what to say. I have a little idea I’d like to explore right now although it doesn’t seem to make any sense.”

I’m going to write about cultivate my creativity for my blog. The more I try to figure out what to say the more it seems stuck. So, I think creativity is just being creative without judging the results like you did in grade school with finger paints. It was fun and messy. The work is brightly colored along with your shirt and hands.

When I looked at it the next day it was more fun because I realized how much fun I had just doing it.

The truth is some of my creations are better than others. I enjoy them all when I let myself go into the experience.

My latest big creation is my outside bonsai tree. I didn’t know how it would turn out and now I like it a lot (neighbors do too). And I’ve started another one. I don’t know how it will turn out either.

When I started my book I didn’t know how it would turn out and now I like it a lot too.

This entry is what I wrote when I started this Quote of the Week —The blank page and all.
Action Step: Notice how much pressure you put on yourself when you feel you must be creative. The truth is you’re creative all the time and just don’t give yourself credit for it. So, tonight give yourself some credit for being creative about preparing or not preparing dinner. Then keep giving yourself a ‘yippee’ each time you’re creative, even on small things.  This begins to build the habit and confidence of creativity that’s there when you really need it.

 Yippee, I’m creative again!

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