Happiness Enabler: Creativity
It is a scarce resource that only a few can tap into.
And creativity is only granted to certain people.
This is what "non-creatives" believe, to some extent. But the opposite is really true. Creativity is not sacred but is open and available to all. Therefore, creativity isn’t a scare resource – we all have the ability to be creative. Being creative is attainable to anyone, but like any skill, requires training.
We are all born to create. Our brains evolved beyond other species giving us the unique and awesome ability to create. We all have the power to create new thoughts, new processes, new experiences and new things. But for some reason, we constantly try to stifle this power in ourselves and others.
I read that we all believed we were creative up until the point that some teacher or classmate or parent told us otherwise.
When did that happen to you? At what point were you told to stop focusing on your creativity? Do me a favor, go back to that moment in your mind and tell that person they are wrong. Tell them they need to expand their understanding of what it means to be creative. Tell them you may not be an artist or writer or whatever it is they felt the need to comment on, but that your brain is wired to create and that you will continue to do so.
Now let's get to work training your creative muscles. Practice telling stories. Or creating art. Or designing experiences. Just start thinking of all the ways you want to evolve aspects of your life and routine to better suit you.
We all have the power to create a life that inspires happiness. We just need to train our minds to create it.
So, how might you create a morning routine / commute / work schedule / home better suited to help you reach your happiness goals?
At Project More Happy we believe in your creativity, so get creating. And if you don't know where to start, we're happy to help.