Misconceptions About Creativity
I've had many conversations over the years about what it means to be creative/a creative person/work creatively, and I wanted to clear a few things up especially for those striving to find more creativity in their work and life but struggling to do so because they have been blocked by a few common misconceptions about what it can really mean.
Let's get one thing clear... creativity isn't restricted to crafts. It's not limited to those who make things with their hands to sell on Etsy/wear/blog about/pin etc. Nope creativity is so much more than that, and those of you who have been held back from exploring your own creativity because you have been scared off by the crafts side of creativity... now is the time to take a step past that restriction to find what it can look and feel like to you.
As part of our fortnightly interview series, and as a way to capture the essence of what creativity means to many individuals, we always ask this same question 'What does creativity mean to you'. And each and every time the answer is different, exciting, a window into how women who work in many varying careers and disciplines view creativity in their lives and work. This is what we want to share with you today in a hope that it allows you to think about creativity in your life differently and maybe even embrace it in many more areas.
This is what creativity and living a creative life means to just a handful of the wonderful women who have been involved in the WWC fortnightly interview series.
So what do YOU think? Has reading over these snippets from our WWC peers helped you think about creativity from a different perspective... do you recognise some of these ideas and emotions as your own? I truly hope so.
How can you implement some small changes to your daily tasks and work to open up to more creativity in your life? How can you bring more fun, imagination and magic to your career?
Think about the space you work, the people you see on a day to day basis, the tools you use... Start today and let us know how it makes you feel. It could be as simple as arranging some flowers or plants on your desk.... but it could also be the start of something life changing.