Everyone has a need to express themselves in a creative way. You don’t have to feel pressured because you haven’t gone to art school or something along those lines – creativity is a personal thing for every individual. In that respect, you can try many different things in order to leave a strong spiritual mark and feel more fulfilled. However, if you’re not sure what activities to try out even though you dearly wish for a way your personality can speak up, take a look at the following ideas.
1. Play with home décor
Creativity is a way of life but it doesn’t necessarily have to be something that you explicitly show to other people. If you feel like you’re missing something important in your personal environment, you can let your creativity shine through the process of home décor. After all, you have numerous possibilities in this case. You can start with wall colors and wall art. Obviously, you can have all the fun you want at flea markets and garage sales looking for furniture pieces and accessories that you can use for this project. What’s more, you can always try out the decoupage technique to give a more unique and creative feel to the bits and pieces that make your home truly homey.
2. Write your feelings down
You don’t have to seek a career in writing in order to be able to enjoy your own writing ritual. Not to mention that writing your feelings down, and even simple journaling, can affect you in a positive way. Essentially, writing has the power to make things more real, and help you visualize your goals and your sense of self. Remember, there’s no need to spend hours writing about your days unless you want to. You can feel the creative flow even if you find the pleasure in describing your thoughts and emotions in a more poetic way. This can turn out to be quite a beneficial ritual in (re)discovering your mind and soul.
3. Draw your mind out
There’s nothing quite like drawing when it comes to the freedom of creative expression. After all, there are plenty of different styles you can try out. If you want to draw but you’re not sure whether you’re good enough for what you’ve imagined, you can take things easy. Allow yourself some time to practice and search for the medium that helps you express your creativity best. Even if you just want to try out some doodling at first, you can end up with a whole new spectrum of ideas. Don’t forget to use a good-quality calligraphy pen for doodling and accentuating your lines. Sometimes, poor art materials can make you feel like you’re not good enough to use this expressive method, which is something you don’t need when unleashing creativity, do you?
4. Embrace your fashion style
When fashion is concerned, we all have something that we like and feel comfortable in as well as the trends that don’t sit well with our tastes. If you’re able to recognize your fashion preferences even though they might be a bit unconventional for modern-day trends, feel free to step out of your comfort zone. After all, clothes are not only for keeping us warm, but for enjoying ourselves to the fullest as well. With past trends making a comeback and thrift shops, you can pour all your creativity into an amazing and unique dress style.
5. Start a daily ritual
You don’t have to jump into doing anything obviously expressive right from the start. If you’ve been stuck in the rut of daily responsibilities and felt lethargic for a while, you need to take things slowly in order to find the perfect way to express yourself creatively. So, why not start by letting your mind relax? You can take the time from your day to set up a calming and personal ritual for yourself. This can be a beauty routine, reading a book with a cup of hot cocoa, listening to music with lit scented candles, heading out for a hike in the mountains etc. Once you start embracing this need to do something for yourself, you will also get closer to the creative expression you seek.
Remember, you should never copy what others are doing in order to express yourself creatively. We are all different and unique, and the way we perceive creativity and fulfillment varies greatly with every individual. Therefore, let yourself have a final say in what you personally find gets you out of your head in the most creative way possible.
About the Author
Peter is a lifestyle writer and a recent newly wed living in Brisbane, Australia. After graduating from Australian Institute of Creative Design, he worked as a fashion stylist and also as a freelance writer for few local magazines in Brisbane. Beside writing, he loves shopping, cooking exotic meals and traveling around tropical destinations with his hubby Josh. His future plans are in creating his personal lifestyle blog about everyday life-saving tips. Follow Peter on Facebook and Twitter.