Today I am going to talk about how can you become creative. This is a common question we all hear right? We all know that creativity is important, that creativity has amazing benefits to our life but the question is how to be more creative and my answer is very simple. You have to practice creativity every day. It’s just like cleaning your teeth or brushing your teeth or practicing any type of activity that you want to improve. So when you want to improve creativity you have to understand that the creative side of your brain is like a muscle. You have to basically exercise this muscle every day a little bit. You don’t have to spend hours and hours doing that but not doing it, it will sort of become weaker.
So I suggest and I practice this, spending some time doing some creative activity, either writing something or playing something or painting or drawing something and then sharing it with the world. It’s really beneficial to get positive feedback. When you share something with the world you suddenly start to realize the impact your art is having, right? Because of this creative activity of sharing. So don’t keep your creativity under the table because it’s quite selfish then. I know a lot of people are afraid of sharing because their art or any type of creativity is not perfect, right? But we have to leave that perfectionism at home and understand that no one can achieve perfection, right? We can strive for that but really I think what’s important is to practice daily sharing or not necessarily daily but you have to do it regularly, right?
So talking about how you become creative it’s just a matter of regular, persistent and connected practice, right? Regular means that you set up a time to do it every day or every week, twice a week, how much time you have to devote to that I don’t know. At least fifteen minutes a day. This seems to be a good activity. For example you can create a drawing in fifteen minutes in your small pocket notebook, right? Some kind of picture with pencil or pen. It doesn’t have to be large, right? And in fifteen minutes it’s plenty of time. It’s like a sketch, right? So don’t try to be perfect at first, right? Try to do it and the process itself I think will lead you to perfection later on because it will take years and years to achieve that perfection.
So you have to understand one more thing about it. Think about what kind of activity draws you the most. Either you are a visual person or an aural person, right? What excites you the most? What kind of activity could you do? Could you do some visual activity or could you do some creative activity with sound. That would be music, right? Or you could write something with works like poetry or creative writing or story telling or some kind of essay, right? That could be done. Other people like to invent something with your hands, right? You don’t have to do it with pictures or words or sound but you could do it with your hands too. This is also creative.
So I think if you feel the urge to become a little bit more creative every day this is a good thing. You just have to try something today for fifteen minutes. And I can challenge you, right? Today after you’re done watching this video why don’t you create something in fifteen minutes, right? And then share it with the world, wherever you are, wherever your future fans are, right? On which platform you’re using. It could be anywhere. So you could create a piece of music, right? That would be wonderful. Of course in fifteen minutes you will not be able to create any advanced musical piece but you could improvise, right? Record yourself or live stream it and that would be perfectly valid way of creative activity, right?
You could draw a sketch as I mentioned before, you could write a poem in fifteen minutes, right? You could build something in fifteen minutes, maybe not entire thing but maybe a fragment of it, right? If you have an idea of building something you could imagine what would be the first step and do the first step today, right? And tomorrow you will take the second step, right? So that’s a good way of thinking of I think. Try to do this before you end this day, before you go to bed, that would be wonderful and share it with the world because when you create miracles happen.
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Drs. Vidas Pinkevicius and Ausra Motuzaite-Pinkeviciene
Organists of Vilnius University , creators of Secrets of Organ Playing.
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