I am the youngest of 3 kids (I promise this has a point), my brother has always been the one who has exceeded in the creativity department, while my sister, well – not so much. I have tried following in my brothers artistic footsteps hoping one day I could be as good as he is, trying to “train” myself into becoming this wonderfully creative artist. Being the determined individual that I am, I got myself into taking art classes, photography classes, and ceramic classes in high school (all of which my brother did way better than me at) so being the younger “Wiedmaier” the teachers had high expectations of me which were shattered pretty quickly – LOL. I finally realized art wasn’t for me and it was a true passion and calling for my brother. But what I didn’t realize was that there was creativity outside of paintings, drawings, sketches, sculptures, and all things I considered art. I’m creative when it comes to decorating rooms, I am creative when it comes to Instagram captions (my most uplifting moments are creating a solid caption), I am creative when it comes to fashion and putting together a bomb outfit. Our brains are an amazing feature we have to the human body and with that being said “creativity cannot only be taught, but because our brain changes daily by how we use it, it can be trained.” Of course this doesn’t happen over night while enjoying a good nights rest, it requires effort and time.
Sometimes we fall out of interest in things we once were motivated by, and can’t seem to to get back in the groove and we might be asking ourselves as time goes on if our creativity can be lost. Well, unfortunately, it can. But don’t be a worry wort if you think this has happened to you. Your creativity can be brought back, but also to avoid a “creative burnout”, you can maintain your creativity.
This article below lets you know when you’re on a creative burnout, it has ways to avoid a creative burnout, surviving a burnout with survival tactics, and ways to begin again. Don’t be afraid to test you abilities and try new things, you never know what you might be good at.