Grab the lists you made from Part 1 of this series. Start with the list of 20 words that define creativity for you. Take a look at the words and see if you discover a theme. For instance in my list I discovered the theme of energy and focus. Many of the words I brainstormed were related to creativity as a practice involving energy and focus. Knowing that I can now begin to look for how that theme manifests itself in my daily life, if it does at all. I say this because often we know what we believe creativity is but sometimes due to responsibilities, policies, time constraints, doubt, and self-judgment we don’t always put these things into practice on a daily basis.
Once you have spent some time looking through your list of 20 words and have discovered a theme make a new list of ways in which you can begin to implement that theme of creativity into your daily life personally and professionally. For instance, my theme of energy and focus helped me to see the benefit of regular exercise and a full nights sleep to make sure physically and mentally I am alert and feeling energized each day so as to not be distracted or low on energy.
Don’t overwhelm yourself. In this new list of ways to implement your theme try and brainstorm things you can start immediately and some things that may take a little time to put into practice. Once you have about 10 ways to implement your theme on the list make a commitment to yourself, and one other person. Accountability is always a key to putting ideas into practice.
In part 3 we will address the other list you created from part 1 of this series. Have fun and enjoy a new discovery everyday.
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