When I think about creativity, what first comes to my mind is lots of colors floating in the air seconds before crashing a canvas..
I can`t help it! Somehow I have been taught since I was a child that creativity is necessarily linked to arts, specially plastic arts. But it is so much more! Creativity is novelty in any type of activity or product, whether ideational, physical, or even social.
If you are aware of that, you are definitely a step forward and that means a lot, because you probably know that creativity is a major skill that WE ALL HAVE. Yes, each one of us.
Creativity is the ability of solving problems out of the box, to see where no one is looking at. Creativity is the ability of the 21st century!
With creativity, we stop relying on what’s always been and open our eyes to what might be.
It is one of the most important life skills to me. It is so incredible how one certain skill can have such an enormous impact in your lifetime.
Being creative let you face life problems in a new and different optimistic way. Creativity is like the right arm we all have and need!
And yes, creativity is a skill you can develop and improve at any age, it just depends on you.
There are many ways of learning and improving your creativity. At Ullvuna I focused on artistic creativity, which doesn`t mean that you will be creative in an artistic way only. The effect is universal, transversal, you just need to apply it and practice it in different situations in life when needed.
I leave you now with some inspiring quotes about creativity I like thinking of. I hope they will enlight you too :)
"The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul."
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
"Everything you can imagine is real."
“When we engage in what we are naturally suited to do, our work takes on the quality of play and it is play that stimulates creativity.”
"You can't use up creativity. The more you use the more you have."
"Creativity is intelligence having fun."
"Creativity involves breaking out of expected patterns in order to look at things in a different way."
Edward de Bono
Feeling creative enough? Read the followings links about creativity to understand it further :)