IE, it is time to embrace your creativity!


Something to love about creativity is that it is not something only certain people have. While some think creativity can come more naturally, it is something we all have and can use for anything. Creativity comes from inventing original ideas to create something, meaning you can be creative in your everyday life without even realizing it. So, to break any misconceptions, creativity is not reserved for artistic people or entrepreneurs.

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Creativity flows amongst us in almost every action or thought we have, and choosing to spark your creativity can make this year better than any other you had before. Unleashing your creative spirit can benefit most aspects of your life and well-being. It allows you to grow, explore yourself, and explore the world around you through your ideas.

Moreover, creative practices can help you reduce stress and lead a more mindful lifestyle. Whether you are interested in the arts, music, exercise, or literature, with creativity, the options are endless for what you might be interested in pursuing, no matter your skill level, since there’s always space to learn. Therefore, here are some creative practices that can be your hobby this new semester…

I. Visual Arts

It is described as creative art whose results are meant to be appreciated by sight, such as painting, photography, and film, among so many others. And they all offer limitless bounds of expression and compelling storytelling. They are one of the most powerful tools for displaying your imagination and thoughts to the world or yourself.  From making a canvas with a mixture of colorful watercolors to using your phone while walking and capturing the world around you through a camera lens. Here are four common visual arts practices for you to try out.

A) Painting

There’s such a dense variety when it comes to painting and the different styles of material you can apply to a canvas. From watercolors to acrylics, you can try anything that also goes with what you wish to make. You could have a talent for nature landscapes or an abstract thought or vision you may have and wish to see in real life.

Painting is your ally in self-expression without having to say a word.  

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B) Sculpture

Sculpting offers the perfect hands-on approach if you wish to do soothing to soothe your stress and have a little fun while getting your hands dirty. Create the perfect masterpiece by molding clay, metal, or wood to bring your imagination to life.

C) Drawing

The beauty of drawing is that most of the time, you can do it anywhere and carry it with you wherever you go. Sketching is a common hobby nowadays, and it could be the perfect way to unwire after a stressful experience since it makes you forget everything and focus your thoughts on the pencil in your hand.  

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D) Photography

You can also carry photography everywhere if you are starting. Photography is the perfect tool to save moments, tell stories, and explore the world around you with a more insightful perspective.

E) Digital Art

I started doing myself around the year of the pandemic, digital art opens doors to many different skills. You can create beautiful designs, concepts, and images of whatever you want to portray and manipulate existing pictures. Practice makes the expert when it comes to skills in Digital art, and you need to start.

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II. Literature

No matter how much the world changes, the power of words will never cease to be important and have meaning to humanity.

We can take from books and other literature sources, from life-changing novels to continuous learning.

F) Writing

Whether you are interested in poetry, plays, songwriting, or storytelling. Writing is a vast world for you to test what you prefer to start with regarding the ideas in your mind; what do you wish to tell the world, and how do you wish to tell it? Write it.

G) Journaling

What you feel and can put into words, write down for yourself. Whether remembering later in your life or maybe just reflecting on past events, journaling has been said to be a useful way to unwind and express yourself freely as if you were talking to your closest friend.

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H) Blogging

Like journaling, blogging is perfect for you if you wish to speak your mind on any passionate topic and have an audience. Blogging provides a platform for connecting with people with the same interests and opens the door for conversation.

III. Physical Activity

Combining creativity and physical activity can create the perfect harmony for one’s body and mind. It can create a safe space to use your body while showcasing your thoughts, ideas, and feelings.

I) Dancing

Dancing is an energetic and artistic practice that perfectly combines physical activity and creativity and allows you to express your ideas through movement. You can choose from many different dancing styles, like ballet or hip-hop. Dancing is the perfect way to combine both practices efficiently while making you have a good time as well.

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J) Yoga

Yoga could work best for you if you are looking for something that allows you to be creative while also relaxing your body and improving mindfulness. Yoga is an ancient practice originally from India, and it can become a creative outlet by making your routine of poses and flowing at your own pace. Like certain dancing styles, it’s a great way to explore flexibility, patience, strength, and balance.

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As you can see, there’s never one way when it comes to creativity and what you can do to develop your creative skills. By exploring the diverse group of activities available for us, you will inevitably tap into the creative spark we are all meant to have and ultimately thrive from it, whether in your profession or your personal development and self-discovery.  

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Valeria Jaramillo
Valeria Jaramillo
Hi! My name is Valeria Jaramillo. I am a 3rd year BIR student from Ecuador and I just enjoy writing about life.

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