5 Ways to Embrace Your Creative Side
Just Try It!
You don't know what you'll enjoy unless you try it. Take a drawing class or go to a local make-your-own pottery shop and see what strikes your fancy. And don't be intimidated, most people that take classes feel just like you!
Don't Say Negative Things about Your Creative Self
If you constantly say, "I can't do that! I'm a terrible cook!" you won't be able to do it.
Give yourself the same support and encouragement you would give to a child.
Don't Expect Perfection
There are some creative things I am good at and some things that I'm still working on (like sewing). Don't expect the first blanket you ever knit to look professional. Throw yourself into whatever it is you love and look at your mistakes as part of the personality of your work.
Don't Let Artsy People Intimidate You
People who embrace their creativity often do so from the inside out which means that typically speaking, people who involve themselves in creative endeavors "look the part." Don't allow yourself to feel excluded because you may not express yourself in that way.
Be Honest with Yourself
Don't keep knitting if you hate it or don't needlepoint yourself into a corner. Perhaps a writing class is your thing? Or maybe that cooking class around the corner might be something you'd enjoy? The bottom line is that if you don't really enjoy it (and you've definitely given it a shot) move right along. There is something fun for everyone out there!