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Is it too late? 😭


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A couple of weeks ago, I spoke about bonding over crafts with your kids. This time, I want to ask if it’s too late to become creative?

Because I know that some of you are thinking that!


So many people say to me:

“I’m not creative”

“I can’t even fold paper straight…”

“I don’t know how you do it!”

And more…


They have lost the belief that creativity exists in them.


Is it too late?

NO!


How can it be too late when you aren’t learning something new; you weren’t born un-creative; you don’t need to take classes to find it?!



If you’ve read my blog for a long time now, you will already know that I will tell you (again!) that creativity exists in you. How it manifests itself may be different from other people, but it’s there!


I believe some of the key features of creativity are:


· Problem-solving

· Being unafraid to fail

· Persistence


Now, you may not be a great artist (but it really is possible to learn!) and you may find crafting too fiddly, but I bet you can think of something that you do where you use these three things. Times at home or at work, where you have to think outside the box and work out a different way to do something, maybe.


Creativity exists in all of us. It’s just the situation where we use it that might be different.


So, is it too late to be creative?


Well, it can’t be, because you already are!


What I want you to do this week is take some time to think about the times you have used any of the above features in your life. How were you creative? How did you manage the failures? What was it like to not give up on something? What skills did you use to get through difficult tasks, or working out how to get something done?



Let me start…


Back in 2016 I was stressed. Work had over-loaded my brain and I couldn’t think about anything else. My home life was non-existent because I was exhausted and couldn’t be bothered to do anything. Looking back, it was so clear that I had lost my creativity. My work had taken it’s toll on my body and mind.


I have (until that point) always been creative, as in, I love art and craft. I spend many hours creating, making and having fun with my kids as they grew. When I went to Uni as an older student, I already knew I wanted to specialize in creative subjects. I took Design and Technology and Science (yes, science! Creative? YES!). I knew that this would challenge my curious mind and help me be a better teacher once I qualified.


During my course, I was able to pull on those skills I picked out above. I had to because this was a huge challenge for me. A young mum. Kids aged 5&8. A home to share the running of and a three year degree to get! 😅 It took a LOT of juggling and some VERY creative time management!


I’m sure some of you will be sitting there, nodding along with me. Parents are naturally very creative; we have to be! But if you get yourself into a situation like me, where things take over and give your creativity a bashing, then we often don’t bother to try to find it again, even when it would be so beneficial for your family.

Is this you?

Need some help?


My CREATIVE HOT MESS CHALLENGE will bring out your creative parenting sparkle!



Using the techniques I used once I started to rebuild my creativity, you can do a mental reset and begin to think creatively again – hey, you might even get arty! Lol!


Try it for 30 days and see how your thinking changes. See how your life changes. See how YOU change!


It starts March 15, 2023, but you can head over to the NEW PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP and join today! The challenge will be launched there. Be there at the start and get the benefit of a group of like-minded people to help you through it 💗


PLUS


I’ll be there, making sure you get the most out of the challenge and become your best, most sparkly self✨✨✨


Come and join me!

Debbie x

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