How to Be More Creative
Welcome to The Limitless Blog. My name is Radhika and I'm the founder of Jiva More Life. Our mission is to inspire you to believe that you are limitless. Today, we're talking about how to become more creative.
When did you first start making art?
I’ve been creative ever since I was little. I think I started drawing around three or four years old, but it didn't just stop there. I learned how to do origami, how to knit, how to paint, how to sew and how to dance and sing. I think my love for creating and my love for making art really started when I was young because I did so many crafts and art projects growing up. I also love learning new types of art. Recently I've been seeing a lot of TikTok’s of people who design their own clothes. I think it would be so epic to design a jean jacket or a cute dress or shirt. I might even get into sewing soon. I absolutely love just creating and I think there are so many forms to explore that with that.
What inspires you to create art?
The world or around me. My environment really inspires me to create so when I see something that takes my breath away or hear something that makes me feel so deeply, it makes me want to create a feeling. That's what art is to me--to create something that makes someone feel, whether you leave it more ambiguous so people feel different things, or you're looking to get a very certain reaction from the piece you create.
What does it mean to be creative?
When you're creative, you're showing how you see the world. You're sharing your perspective in a different form. You're explaining why you feel something or how something made you feel and you're expressing it in a way that feels natural to you. I think that's what I love about being creative is that it's really a piece of you that you're sharing with the world.
Is there a way to become more creative?
I think the way to become more creative is to create more. Even if you don't feel inspired, create anyway. Whatever your medium is, sit down and do it. Make yourself do it every single day, even if it's only for five or ten minutes, push yourself, because as you create more, you'll feel more creative. You'll feel more inspired and you'll look at your surroundings differently because you're looking at them from a creative lens.
When do you feel most creative?
I feel the most creative when I’ve recently been inspired. That might seem like an obvious answer, but it's true because when you're inspired, you've either gone through an experience that's had a profound effect on you, or it was a thought that changed the way you see life or the way you see a certain experience. Once, you’ve felt this way and been inspired, you want to then share it with the world. When you're being creative, you get to share those moments and share those feelings with others and that's what is so exciting about it.