Many people claim that they’re not creative. However, the big secret is that everyone is creative. It’s just that sometimes we only recognize creativity when it’s our type of creativity. Everything is creative – from fixing your morning breakfast to deciding the outfit, you’ll wear today.
In other words, it’s not just painting or creating creative art; it’s simply living your life. It just doesn’t feel very creative in the hustle and bustle of life. However, there is one way to help unleash your creativity, and that is to slow down. Slow down and let yourself get bored.
Go for a Slow Walk
Most of us go for walks, but we walk fast because we’re doing it to exercise. We aren’t doing it to be in nature and think. Partially, it’s because we don’t have much time. The pressures of life keep us from taking our time and slowing down. But try going for slow walks; take at least an hour-long stroll. Let your mind wander, feel the fresh air on your face, and walk. Don’t think of everything else.
Take a Long Bath
If you cannot go out, take some extra time in the bath. Soap up slowly, feel the water on your body, and enjoy the sensations. Try not to make it a task you must do or get done in a specific time. Just enjoy. Add more hot water if you need to. Set up the room so you won’t need to get out for any reason. Just stay in there while you let your mind roam and stay in the moment.
Everyone feels as if they always must be doing something. No one has downtime anymore. But having rest is necessary for your creativity. It would help if you took the time to do nothing to clear your mind. Doing nothing is an excellent way to sort of reboot your brain so that you can handle more complicated tasks.
When you’re just letting yourself be bored, if thoughts come to mind, that’s great. Just explore the ideas without worrying about the direction it’s taking you. Daydream about your wants, needs, and desires. Think about things different from new angles, explore options, and get weird and silly and outrageous. It’s okay because you’re just thinking.
Today, boredom is not something that people often feel. When alone, we pull out our phones, flip the TV, or boot up the computer. Most of us never let ourselves feel bored or even just still and silent. However, if you want to unleash your creativity in a way that helps, find that silence and let yourself get bored.
Until next time, stay safe, and keep the faith.