How to become more Creative in your everyday life…

Inspiration Mosaic July 2014

Inspiration Mosaic July 2014, collected imagery from Flickr by iHanna. Please click the image to get links to the individual photos and creators, or view the mosaic bigger here.

A while back I got an e-mail from a woman called Amber. It was about creativity and this is what she wrote to me:

Email Subject – Creativity

Hello, I think that you are a great inspiration. When i was younger i used to be so creative, and now not so much. I would like to be creative like you. So would it be possible for you to write a guide to be extremely creative, please. Thank you for taking the time to read this. You’re my inspiration.

Today I’m going through my stuffed in box and finally took the time to send her my answer. And as I did I thought you too might need that guide. So I’m sharing it on my blog, hoping it might help you as well as Amber….

Re: Creativity

Dear Amber,
Thanks for signing up to my mailing list and letting me know that you appreciate my blog, it means a lot to me that you took the time to write me. Here is the guide to becoming more creative, and if you follow it for a year or so, I feel confident to say you will feel extremely creative, in the end. Wishing you all the best!

Step 1. Do something creative today

Do something creative today. Right now! Just something small, like a doodle on a piece of paper or write down a quick poem about your day. No need to think big or plan your masterpiece, just do something that you enjoyed before and might enjoy finding your way back to again. Do you feel the energy of creative curiosity in your body?

Step 2. Do something creative tomorrow

Do something creative tomorrow. Just something, anything. Experiment, play, fiddle around with materials. Maybe youll find a notebook and fill one blank page with colours or a collage, or go through some materials that you already own and see what feels interesting

Then continue like that and youll be amazed how creative youll be in a just a few weeks!

Good luck and let me know how it goes! Wishing you a beautiful month of August!

Kind regards
/iHanna

PS: This might sound too simplified to you, but to become more creative, this is the way. As always it’s one step at a time. One day at a time. No quick fix, just daily action. Collect inspiration, but then act upon it. Do something that is your own – and savor the time you got on earth.