Creativity belongs to a number of complex phenomena of human life; it constantly aroused increased interest from many psychologists, but it remained unexplained.
We are all familiar with the expression of great minds who claim that creativity is life, and life is creativity. Those are, following their logic, we can conclude – creativity is a perfect mechanism, the purpose of which is development. Creativity, sometimes imperceptibly, accompanies a person throughout his life, it allows a person to know himself and the world around him, making changes and striving for perfection. Often, creativity is associated with magic, in which the human will does not participate and which can shock us so much that we unwittingly endow the creative person with almost divine qualities. There is a certain amount of truth in this, since it is the unconscious, that is, the deepest component of the personality structure, that gives rise to creativity, which is displayed in various sources, a vivid example is the cultural magazine.
Everything related to the unconscious remains a little unraveled sphere, such as prophetic dreams. However, even taking into account the fact that psychologists have not been able to achieve complete unanimity regarding creativity, nevertheless, this phenomenon can be defined.
Creativity – these are the colors of life that allow us to perceive various necessary and expected acts from us, as pleasure, something that makes our heart beat faster and get joy from contemplating something sweet and pleasant that impresses our feelings and preferences.
We often don’t even notice the moments of creative behavior that we bring into our lives, this is a kind of psychoanalysis and artistic creation. Of course, it’s great if a person has a talent for writing or creating paintings or music. But one should not equate creativity with genius or talent. Not every one of us is endowed with talent, but only a person who knows himself poorly can call himself a person who is completely deprived of a creative streak. Since creativity accompanies us at the moment when we clean up the room, trying to ensure that the fruits of our work please the eye and soul, or when we set the table, waiting for praise for the prepared dish, or when we indignantly look at our reflection, regretting that do not reach the ideal.
Even performing a boring work routine, we manage to find elements of satisfaction in different tasks, which are finally completed. Creativity is not only the ability to create something new, it is also the ability to appreciate the work of others. We often forget that it is the ability of each of us to be a creative person that allows us to feel happiness. Some find it in the process of achieving the goal, some – having received what we want, but the luckiest of us manage to constantly maintain ourselves in a positive mood, realizing the greatest wisdom of our life – only a good attitude to every moment of it, to ourselves and others can be appreciated, somewhere high there, as the most correct thing that we can do, living our fate …
Why do creative work?
What are hobbies for? Needlework, gardening, design and the like, sweetheart hobbies? Many people consider this to be simply an occupation “from nothing to do” and, accordingly, do not do creative work themselves, because an adult should have “more important matters”. However, such people do not notice how they renounce a very significant and valuable opportunity available to man, namely, the ability to create, bring something new to the world.
In modern psychology, there is even a special direction – art therapy or therapy with creativity. This is a method of psychological work through creative self-expression. Our inner self is reflected in the images whenever we draw, write poetry or sculpt sculpture. Art therapy helps to realize and release suppressed heavy emotions, to find a solution to the “insoluble” problem. In order to engage in art therapy, it is not necessary to be able to draw or have outstanding artistic talent, you do not need to finish drawing courses. The healing effect comes from the creative act itself. You get the opportunity to express the whole variety of intricate feelings, thoughts, emotions that overwhelm you when you draw, sculpt, dance. Thus, you reach a state of relief, harmonize yourself. After this comes clarity when you can calmly proceed further. The works you created suggest solutions to problems, and sometimes they are very innovative and effective.
Jung himself, during his engagement with Freud, whom he considered his mentor, was deeply depressed. He retired from society, lived in seclusion for about six years, and was in a state close to psychotic. What did Jung do in order to find the strength to move on and generally understand where to move? He began to recall what he liked most about his childhood. Pyramids of cubes came to mind. Discarding embarrassment and doubt, one of the greatest innovators in history has taken up this simple task. Gradually, Jung began to build a whole town of clay, stones and other materials that he collected during walks in nature, in the forest, by the river. The result of such a “fall into childhood” is well known: today we have a Jungian concept of the unconscious and archetypes, which has become a grand breakthrough in psychology.
Remember how in childhood you loved to draw, craft, build, weave, etc. You can do it now. Your inner creator is a small child. Give him the opportunity to prove himself. Just do not set limits, limitations, goals. Let it be a spontaneous process, do as little children do, playfully. Do this regularly, and not occasionally. You will be amazed at the results. The decisions that you will make in life will become creative, you will begin to notice new opportunities, you will be able to bring to the world that while you are at a loss to formulate, and it will be something new.