How to Overcome the Mentality That You Are Not Creative

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You may think you're not creative.

Well, you are talking to the most non-creative person out there.  If you were to give me a blob of clay and told me to make a bowl, it would most likely come out looking like a poop emoji. 

 What I'm good at is learning and following directions.  And that is how I begin any creative journey.  I learn, and I read.   I know it's not going to be perfect. That's not the point.  The point is to get out of my head.

I've learned how to knit with a Knifty Knitter because it's something I can do in 2 hours (Read more about how to figure out what type of creative you are HERE) A real knitter would say 'That's not real knitting." And they may be right, but that's not the point.  The point is to get out of my head.

Bullet journals are a fun idea, though mine never look Pinterest worthy.  Mine are colleagues, where I cut pictures out of magazines and paste them into a book. It's ok that it's not something I would post to Pinterest, that's not the point. The point is (say it with me) to get out of my head.

To Brew Creativity, like anything you brew up: Ask yourself what will work for you? Only do that. Stay in your lane; don't compare yourself to anyone. Create a ton of poop emojis, imperfectly perfect drawing, and plenty of burnt dinners. It's not about perfection; it's about destressing and getting in touch with yourself. (You thought I was going to say 'Get out of my head,' didn't you?)

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