A Few Ways to Be Creative
"Creativity isn't something you do. It's the way you approach life and everything in it."
You'll save money, improve relationships, take more chances, have more fun and won't risk being considered dull or boring.
- Shop in your own closet - you'll find creative ways to combine things you already own, and you'll save money!
- Use old boots or shoes for planters.
- Write a love letter or a thank you letter on a bed sheet.
- For a 30th anniversary, write 30 memories on cards or ribbons - how we met, first date, first apartment, vacations, birth of a child, grandchild . . . may be the best party you'll ever have! (Kathy)
- Put memories - or money - in a bouquet of balloons and give the recipient a pin.
- Buy bath crayons or dry erase markers and write affirmations or love notes on you bathroom mirror.
- People will rave about your parties! Have a theme - "Come as you were when you were 3 years old."
- Change your underwear and change your life.
- Your dog might win 'best costume' for Halloween
- Dress up in your favorite costume - and DON'T wait until Halloween.
- Have bubbles in you car - if traffic comes to a stand still, you'll have a relaxing way to pass the time.
- Always have a blanket in the car - comes in handy for impromptu picnics or stops along the road to enjoy nature's views along the way.
- Shop at the dollar story for a get well basket (Roundy).
- Also works for sending kid/grandkids off to college, birthdays
- Find a funny hat or a clown nose to wear when you need your quiet time - much more fun that a "do not disturb' or just getting angry.
- Come up with historical figures or characters to play the parts of people in you autobiographical movie.
- Paint stars on your ceiling- or get a toy for an infant that projects them - one of my favorite gifts last year from my daughter.
- Collect quotes that inspire you. Keep them close by.
- Have a file of ideas you love - keep it in a box and don't organize it - just a random collection of photos, cards, mailers, ads, lettering, color combinations - to look through when you need inspiration
- Instead of 'cleaning' your house, "bless" it.
- Polish the antique furniture that has been passed down through generations for the table you found at a yard sale. Appreciate as you polish.
- Set a mood for writing bills (heart to hand is the best way) - light a scented candle, listen to Mozart.
- As you write checks, don't think about "paying the bills" and money going out. Be grateful that you can help other people have jobs and be able to pay their bills, buy food, have heat, etc. Paying bills should be a spiritual experience and thought of as an ability to perpetuate abundance.