Monday, 28 September 2015

When It Gets Boring, Challenge Yourself

Hello sweeties! Hope you enjoyed the holidays? It's another Monday! Time to get back to work. For some, work is fun. For others, work is boring. Just one thing makes the difference . . .

Challenging Your Creativity


Do you see work as fun? Great for you. 
Do you find work boring? Sorry.
Oh no, I shouldn't say sorry because I have you in mind as I type right now. Read carefully, you will surely get something out of this post. :)

You once enjoyed going to work, staying in that office, or doing something because . . . it was challenging. And now that you're becoming too comfortable, you are bored. Oh well, you need to discover what inspires you. You might need to challenge yourself a little more.

I am so into experimentation and challenging myself. More than anything, I like do things for the freedom of my heart (whether work or not). Letting my wings fly is all I love to do. It feels good to let the light shine; to flow naturally. When I don't flow, I feel unproductive and out of my core. It hurts. It bores me.

When I'm bored, I try to create something. It could be a picture, a poem, an article, a jingle or anything that can challenge my creativity. That is how I get inspiration.

I posted on Twitter about me taking a journey to the creative part of my being. And someone asked me whether creativity is acquired or inborn.


Well, my answer is we are all born with the ability to be creative, just as we are born with the ability to think, dream and imagine. But only a few of us push further to express ourselves. So creativity is more acquired than inborn. It is a skill you learn.

"To create" means "to cause to exist";  "to bring into being something that has never existed before". Everything created is first imagined. Therefore, creativity is any activity in which we constructively use our imagination.

Creativity is bringing ideas to light. It is making the invisible visible. It is doing the impossible. It is simply trusting your inner voice of truth.

I also like to define creativity in the words of Mary Cook; "creativity is inventing, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun." I totally agree!

Creative people are not necessarily professionals. They make mistakes too. They come from all walks of life and their creativity applies to all lifestyles: they may be writers, scientists, politicians, lawyers, pastors, cooks, photographers, secretaries, accountants, software developers, hair stylists, or farmers. They may be married or single, white or black, or anything. The individual differences may be unlimited. But one thing they have in common is THE USE OF IMAGINATION.

I enjoy activities that allow me use my imagination. If it has to do with creativity, just count me in! Creativity inspires me. And I strive to stay inspired by challenging my creativity.

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Here is one challenge: 

I've been following Chincobee's Blog for a while now. And I must say, sweet Bee is doing a fantastic job. She is amazing. Bee inspires me with her creativity. So when I saw her post on 'DIY T-shirt Necklace', I said to myself, "I can do this!"

And I did. I made a necklace from two old tops. Yeah! 
Looks like I squeezed out these tops from a tin. Lol. 
I was feeling like Chincobee here. Or rather like one of her best students. :D
It was really fun doing this. Creativity is exciting. Really. 

That's me rocking the necklace. I feel proud. And I love myself right now  :)

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There is joy in challenging and expressing your creativity. Challenging your creativity allows you to be spontaneous and daring. Expressing your creativity gives you pleasure and inner freedom. It lights you up. 

The more you allow yourself to be creative, the greater your self-confidence and self-acceptance. You will become a better you. You will love yourself, your job and your life.

Sweetie, push yourself further. When was the last time you challenged yourself?

Happy New Week!
Stay inspired.


Written by Nwamaka Ajaegbu 
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