Definition of Creativity - the use of the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work.
When we think of creativity we most often think of artists, writers, and designers. However, you don't need to be any of those things to tap into creative energy. Creativity is about using your imagination and putting it into action.
Why is it so important to tap into our creativity? It increases happiness, decreases boredom, promotes critical thinking, improves self-esteem and reduces overall stress. It helps us express ourselves and our emotions in a playful and healthy way.
It's crucial that whatever we create whether it's an idea or something tangible, it comes without judgement or criticism. Otherwise, tapping into creativity can be more distressing. It's not so much about the end product, but in the act of creating!
Here are some wonderful activities to promote creativity!
1. Play dough
2. Building with Legos
3. Coloring a mandala
5. Making Jewelry
7. Finger painting