“Every artist was first an amateur.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Being creative does not only include artistic endeavors.  You bring creativity to all aspects of your life every time you use your imagination to create a new way of seeing, being, or doing something.  Every time you try something new or think outside the box, you are being creative.

The biggest trick to being creative is to not worry about mistakes or perfection. Too often you hold yourself back because you don’t yet know how to do the new thing, perfectly. Or you’re not sure if you really know how to think outside the box.  Just start somewhere!  As you practice, you can get better at it.

Reflection:  Is your perfectionism or unwillingness to feel awkward or make mistakes running your life?  Where could you use more creativity in your life?

Affirmation:  I am a creative being!  I think outside of the box.  I allow myself to try new things.