Do you express your creativity?

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Weekday Wisdom, Episode 47

Are you expressing your creativity? That’s all that we’re going to talk about in today’s Weekday Wisdom.

Do you express your creativity?

In episode 40, I gave you a quiz that helped you understand how to create life balance and nurture happiness in your life. Then I promised you that I would go over the 16 true or false questions a little more deeply. Today we’re going over question number seven which is:

“Creativity nurtures me, too.
I do what I’d love, whether that’s cooking, drawing, painting, writing,
dancing, singing or another creative pursuit.
True or false?”

Carma baking a cookie at four years old

Here I am baking my first cookie at the age of four.

Now, I don’t know about you, but this one is the one where I go practically overboard. I am a highly creative person. I love to write. I love to cook. I love to dance. I sing. I do latch hook rugs.

I have so many ways of expressing my creativity that when one isn’t available to me — you know, like dancing and singing isn’t always appropriate, such as at 4 o’clock in the morning when your roommates are asleep. Then I do something else. And sometimes I have low energy, so dancing isn’t appropriate. So I’ll bring out the latch hook. I have a little latch a project that I often do while I watch TV.

Carma belly dancing to the James Bond theme

In my 20s, I was a bellydancer. Here I’m performing an “Ode to James Bond” I choreographed.

And then, of course, I’ve got a cooking habit. I have more recipes pulled out of magazines than I will ever be able to try out in my entire life. But I still compulsively do it, because I’m always creating and imagining new recipes.

And then, of course, I’m creative in doing these videos and writing my blog posts. Get this: I’ve got like four active blogs right now! And they all express some aspect of my creativity. This is what keeps me feeling alive. But then again, creativity is my core essence, so it goes to figure. Right?

If creativity is not your core essence, which more than likely it isn’t, you still need to have some form of creative expression.

I know that a lot of people think if they’re very analytical, they don’t have a creative side. However, some of the most intensely intelligent and analytical people I know, people who are into physics and math, were also highly creative. So you can have both.

If you aren’t exploring your creative side, I challenge you to find some creative expression. It doesn’t have to be something that wins awards or accolades. It doesn’t even have to be something that anyone else sees or experiences. It’s just a way for you to let that creative spark out.

This is the beauty of creativity: It’s creative! You can do it in almost anything. For example, science is a form of creative expression. And, so can be motherhood or fatherhood. Everything gives you the opportunity to express your creative side. So express it.

Creativity is a human need. Yes, as long as you’ve got a roof over your head and food in your stomach, it is a need. We all need some form of creative expression. So get out there and express your creativity.

Remember:
Don’t box yourself.
Spread your wings and fly.
Because you — yes, you — are capable of more than you know.

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Carma Spence, The Own Your Awesome Mentor, is fiercely committed to guiding women to Owning their Awesome and turning it into a profitable business. She is masterful at helping her clients see what is possible for them and supporting them on the journey from where they are to where they want to be, releasing the Mind Goblins of self-doubt, self-sabotage and second-guessing that keep them stuck.

With 20+ years experience in marketing communications and public relations, natural intuitive skills and certification in using some of the most effective transformational coaching tools available, Carma’s mission and commitment is to unleash the inner power every woman entrepreneur possesses so they can boldly go out into the world, transforming the fabric of people’s lives in meaningful and positive ways.

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