1. The use of the imagination or original ideas. (The Oxford Dictionary), 2. The ability to create. (Merriam-Webster), 3. The state or quality of being creative. (Dictionary.com)
What is your definition of creativity? Is it someone who is crafty? Someone who paints, draws or does some form of art? When we asked people what they thought it meant to be creative, the majority of answers surrounded these things.
Here at The Novel Turtle, we want to expand your ideas about creativity. We also want to help you use that creativity to find what you love to do. We want to show that everyone is creative in their own way. We have seen so many people, who think they aren’t creative, who come up with very creative ideas to solve a problem. Using those creative ideas will help you to not only find what you love to do in the world, but it will allow you to help others find their joy as well. When you are doing what you love it shows, people are drawn to it, and they are inspired by it.
We hope you will join us. Each week there will be a new post about how you can find creativity in every day. We will give you different ideas that you can incorporate and try throughout the week, to show you just how creative you can be. Some things are designed to simply make you smile. Others are to help you get your creative juices flowing. Many of our posts are designed to help you search within yourself, find your strengths and weaknesses, and use those to make the world a happier place.
These little projects and ideas will be simple things that you can do anywhere, with no money invested (unless you want to). We want these ideas to be accessible to anyone who wants to try them. Once you read the post, you may even put your own creative spin on the idea.
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We will also be doing Q&A sessions with creative people we meet in the world. We’ll link to other websites, YouTube videos, etc. to help you get even more ideas.
Once you get those creative juices flowing you will start to see how that spills over into the rest of your life. You may find a new solution to a problem you’ve been having at work or home. You may find that this opens up a new way of communicating with people, to better get your ideas across. Some of these things will help you become more aware of yourself and your surroundings. Or you may find that these little projects help you to relax and get out of your own head for just a little while each day.
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