About creativity.

Hi people! 🙂

I don’t have a question of the day for you today, but I decided to answer another question asked by Carol Anne of

Therapy Bits

and of course you can too, either under her or my post or in your own.

A recent question of hers that I’ve chosen to answer is this:

do you think you are creative?

Yes, I think I am, and a lot of people have told me I am, so there must be something in it I suppose. At some times less than at others, and perhaps not always in a very conventional and obvious way, but I think I definitely am. I think the way I think is very creative to begin with, because of my synaesthesia and other such things. I like to play around with language and with words and the more creatively, the better. I am very imaginative, and it has helped me through many hard things and is one of my most effective coping skills. I make up tons of strange games to play with Sofi. I used to use a lot of my creativity in creative writing for years, now I do much less for it, simply because at this point I just find journalling and the like more enjoyable, but there was a point in my life where I would write a story almost every day. Sometimes I get that intense flow of very creative ideas and that’s really cool. Also my creativity is always stronger when I for example had little to no sleep. On one hand your attention span and memory and such things are much worse when you don’t sleep well, but in my experience, at the same time, it opens up some creative and more intuitive parts of your brain, suddenly you are able to figure out things you couldn’t when well rested, or have a solution for something you couldn’t solve previously, which is usually quite out of the box an dmaybe even a bit odd at a first glance. Besides, I think night time always increases creativity and out of the box thinking for me, whether I’ve had enough sleep or not. Sometimes I stay up at night voluntarily when I am able to just to be able to do something creative. My crushes spark my creativity in a big way, which I can feel especially these days when there’s no dominant crush around. I really like the creative part of my brain, so I still desperately hope that I’ll come across some new faza/crush in the very near feature?

How is it for you? In what ways are you creative, if you thinks you are, how does it manifest? What sparks your creativity? 🙂

 

12 thoughts on “About creativity.”

  1. I’m not very creative. I don’t have any interest in doing creative writing. When I used to do music lessons I never had any desire to compose my own songs. When I did dance lessons I never had any desire to improvise or choreograph. Writing blog posts is as creative as I get.

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  2. Depression kind of sucks out my creative writing but I keep forcing myself to blog so my writing doesn’t entirely dry up. But I have always been described as creative and that is how I feel about myself. I don’t think I’d survived this long if I didn’t have creative coping mechanisms, even if the establishment might call them warped. If hanging headless Barbie doll mobiles makes me smile, does it matter if it’s warped? No one is hurt. Many are mortified and well, that just makes me smile.
    Creepifyingly creative, that is me. 🙂

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    1. Depression is definitely one of the worst enemies of creativity and I experience it myself regularly too although there are times when it paradoxically makes me more creative. It does sound a bit on the creepy side to me with th eBarbie dolls haha, but definitely not as much as mortifying, and I agree with you that if something helps you to cope and survive, and doesn’t hurt anyone including yourself in any way, it can be whatever that works. And the more creative the better.

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  3. Oh, I love being creative! The reason I love the NYC Midnight competitions is that they “force” it by giving you a random assignment that you’d never think to write a story about otherwise. (I’m sure there are random writing prompts all over the internet, but I don’t have the discipline to write a story when there’s not a fun competition on the line!)

    I think you’re quite creative as well, and your synesthesia sounds fascinating!!

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