Introducing: Daily Creativity

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Creativity is deceiving. On the one hand, we are all born creatives. Our mind is wired to be creative. It is programmed with the core skills — our creative muscles — required to explore, discover, wonder, imagine and create a new reality. These statements are backed up by research, but it is enough to watch children play and create to see the foundations of Creativity in action. On the other hand, Creativity cannot be turned on and off with a flip of a switch. Most of us are far less creative as adults than we were as kids. It is a gradual decline that is never apparent in real-time. When we do need to be creative — when we face a real challenge that calls for an innovative solution, or when an opportunity we should actively seize and follow passes by — our creative muscles might not be in optimal shape. Like our physical muscles, if we don’t use our creative skills regularly, they will degenerate. To realize our creative potential, Creativity must be practiced daily. Children do it naturally. The rest of us need to actively play and shake the dust off from our creative muscles to turn Creativity … Read More

Five Creative Activities for a Stormy Weekend

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So, it’s stormy outside. Even if you can go out, you don’t really want to. All you want to do is stay home with your sloppiest clothes, turn on the heat, make a huge cup of tea, and… do something creative?! Just because we’re at home doesn’t mean we can’t do some creative fun and turn our home into an endless playground. Ready, let’s be creative!

Be Open

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I have a confession: I hate brain-teasers that claim to challenge my creativity. I hate these riddles that ask me to step out of the box and be creative to solve them. I never liked them. In fact, I can’t remember a single one I managed to solve. What I do remember is the feeling I always have when someone grins as if they knows a secret I don’t and challenges me to put my “out of the box” thinking to the test. And guess what, it’s not a good feeling. It’s not a good feeling to be challenged like that out of the blue, and it feels even worse to fail the challenge. And did I mention already I always do?