I came across a post this morning on one of my favorite blogs, Decor8, where the writer goes into detail about how to reclaim your creativity. This post hits right at home with me because, as described in the post, I awoke one day to discover that I live a very monotonous life. You get up, go to work, pay bills, blah blah blah. Living in a hamster wheel so to speak. Remember the days when you were a child where creativity was flowing nonstop – you made up games along the way, played pretend whatever – it honestly didn’t matter. You didn’t really have to think about it, you were just creative. It dawned on me that somewhere along the way to adulthood, I lost that creative ability. I’ll get a little creative spurt once in awhile but it’s sort of like a leaky faucet – it just kind of appears and then disappears just as fast.
I really didn’t think much about it until I had Olivia and it dawned on me that I want to encourage her creativity. She’s going to ask to play with me at some point and I don’t want to say, “let’s pretend to pay bills” because that’s the only thing I know how to do. So how does one tap into their creativity once again and remember all that you were passionate about as a child? The blog recommends doing a mind map to help you recall all these childhood memories. I’m a little skeptical since I don’t feel I will be able to remember all that I did when I was a child but I will give it a try later and let you know how it went. You can read the full blog post for Decor8 here