The dictionary definition of creativity is “the ability to go beyond traditional ideas, rules, and patterns and create new ones”. So, you don't have to be a professional painter or musician; all it takes to be creative is to have a mind that can think new thoughts. No matter what you’ve been told or believed before, you ARE creative.
Creativity means different things to all of us, and it can help us understand our feelings, gain perspective and manage stress, or simply give us five minutes to reconnect with ourselves.
The possibility of making a little ripple of change through creativity is…inside all of us.
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What happens next after The January Challenge? What a January it’s been! Thank you for joining us for the ride! Whether you did one or all 31 creative prompts, we hope you enjoyed exploring your creativity with curiosity and connection. Although we have reached the end of The January Challenge, our offer of free…Read More
A Year of Creative Courage 2024 is going to be my Year of Creative Courage. I regularly tell the story of how 10 years ago, when I found myself experiencing burnout and panic attacks, I took a month off work and got different people to set me different creative challenges to do each day.…Read More
Nurturing hope and creativity in a chaotic world It’s that time of year again when we begin to prepare to launch The January Challenge. It is the time of year when I marvel not only at my team’s skill and expertise in crafting something beautiful but, more than ever, the multitude of amazing creativity champions,…Read More
8 organisations doing things radically differently to support employee wellbeing When it comes to talking about mental health in the workplace it can, sometimes, be just that: a lot of talk. But while awareness certainly has a place, and has done a lot of good in terms of moving forward the mental health conversation and…Read More
I’m taking August off – and so are all of my staff. It’s the best decision we ever made A year ago, we ran an experiment at work. Emerging from the height of the pandemic, we were exhausted and running on empty. And, as an organisation that works with teachers, care workers, youth and community…Read More
Some of the benefits from exploring your creativity...
Daily creative prompts provide a structured, consistent way to nurture and develop our creative skills.
Prompts often encourage introspection, allowing us to explore our thoughts, feelings, and experiences through creative expression.
Participating in a shared creative experience, mainly when prompts are distributed to a group, fosters a sense of community and shared accomplishment.
Connection with others
Sharing creations resulting from the prompts can facilitate connection with others engaging in the same creative journey.
Some creative prompts may encourage us to appreciate and express gratitude for different aspects of our lives.
Daily prompts may target specific skills or techniques, allowing us to enhance our artistic or creative abilities.
Prompts can encourage experimentation with different creative methods outside of our usual approach.
Building a portfolio
Over time, the creations from daily prompts can contribute to building a diverse and impressive portfolio of work.
Creative prompts can spark new ideas and inspire us to think outside our usual patterns, helping us discover fresh perspectives.
Creative expression has therapeutic benefits and can serve as a stress-relief outlet, offering a break from daily pressures.
Create a new routine
Setting aside time each day for a creative prompt can contribute to building a positive routine and habit formation.
Setting and achieving daily creative goals can bring a sense of accomplishment and motivation, contributing to personal growth.
Prompts often introduce new topics or themes, encouraging participants to explore subjects they may not have considered before.
Engaging in daily creative activities can be a form of mindfulness, promoting focus on the present moment and enhancing overall well-being.
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