Living a ‘good life’ means more than just happiness! In this video series I’ve selected from 101 keywords and discuss how each word can impact your potential to live a more happy, flourishing and prosperous personal and work life.
This is keyword #027 – Creativity
You have the capacity to create. You create with your thoughts, your words, your actions and your results. While being ‘creative’ is often aligned with being artistic in some form or other, it’s important to realise that you and only you will be the one who chooses to create and design who you are and what you need to do to live a happy, flourishing and prosperous life.
A key question to consider is what feeds your own creativity? Another way to consider this question is to ask what activities cause you to be ‘in flow’? Being in flow means to be engaged in something that feeds your soul to the point that time seems to stand still and you get ‘lost in the moment of the activity’.
What activities feed your creativity? Is it playing music, your work, meditating, exercising, yoga, learning something new, a hobby? Feeding your creative self helps to re-create you and as you pursue activities that feed your creative self you are taking care of you which is one of your life roles and will help you to live a happy, flourishing and prosperous life.
I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Edward de Bono on a number of occasions and admire his thirst for learning and desire to help us improve the way we think about our lives. de Bono once said….
“Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.”