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Do Only Boring People Get Bored? Key Ways To Awaken Your Creativity!

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Growing up, I read, studied, and played sports…a lot. Meanwhile, my best friend Sheryl sketched, painted, and sculpted beautiful works of art. So, from a young age, I narrowly defined creativity as applying only to arts and music. Only later did I realize creativity applies to practically everything…and that we all possess it.  

Creativity is a core skill that opens doors in today’s fast-paced, social and connected world. It’s an everyday success skill that allows you to collaborate and solve problems in new and surprising ways, whether it’s at home, socially with your friends, or in your academic and work lives. 

Creativity also offers a meaningful way to express your originality while doing something you actually love. Go figure? “Time you enjoy wasting isn’t wasted time,” John Lennon says. 

Key Ways To Awaken Your Creativity

Here’s a list of ideas to help will you tap into the creative genius that lives within you.

  • Try hands-on writing. How about a short story, poem, song, or anything you may find interesting. 
  • Sketch, paint, design or sew something
  • Make an entertaining scrapbook of your last family vacation.
  • Put on your apron and cook a new dish or do a seasonal twist on a favorite dish.
  • Decorate your room (or partner or with your kids) with things you find interesting
  • Choreograph and do a dance routine to a favorite song
  • Scrap material at home? Create something from existing products you find at home
  • Take a course, join a workshop, or watch a YouTube video or Tedx Talk on anything you’d like to know more.

Having a balanced state of mind is so important to cultivate your creativity. There is plenty of seriousness and responsibility in life. Therefore, taking care of yourself and engaging with others becomes an avenue to express and boost your creativity. 

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Vindy teja
Vindy Teja is no stranger to hacking her way back to happiness. She’s a proud single parent, TEDx Speaker, Professional Life & Divorce Coach, and Author. She’s a graduate of UBC and Western Law School. Following her call to the bar, Vindy discovered her coaching passion as Career Development Director at Western Law School. Along with many joys and successes, she’s dealt with serious setbacks and challenges, not to mention pesky self-doubts. The result? Her book YOLO: Essential Life Hacks for Happiness, a practical and meaningful dive into deconstructing happiness, and an anthology in which she is co-author: Passed Down From Mom: A Collection of Inspiring Stories About Moms & Motherhood.

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