This is my fourth positivity post. If you are new to this series, you can find my previous post here.
Is ‘creative’ a positivity word?
“Creativity opens up the mind to a wealth of possibilities.” – This Scribbler Mum
In reality, life is waking up to the same routine over and over unless some kind of change alters that reality. I am not saying that change only happens every now and then. In fact, change is the one constant thing in life that you can expect. I’m talking about changes noticeable enough that our normal day becomes not so mundane.
Majority of the time, I do pretty much the same things. You know, the usual – wake up, get children ready, breakfast, clean up, mind the kids, cook lunch, eat lunch, go to shops, do this, do that…
Everyone has a routine. Routine is important. It is how we know what to do each day. It is how we get on with things. It is how we are able to spend our time. However, too much of the same routine can also lead to boredom.
Boredom is not necessarily a bad thing but sometimes, it can lead to a not so upbeat mood.
The last few days have been pretty much the ‘normal routine’ kind of days. Today is no different. I am not saying that I am getting tired of it or that I am feeling low. I actually don’t get bored that easily. But, it does not mean that I can’t do anything to keep an upbeat mood and maintain a positive mindset.
So today, I choose to be creative. No, I am not talking about doing arts and crafts (because I am not that crafty).
Being creative comes in many shapes and forms. When I say creative, I mean I am going to be creative at how I look at my daily routine. Making the bed for instance, is not some chore that I have to do. Instead, it is about creating a cozy place for relaxing and something to look forward to when the day is over. Cooking is not just about having to cut the vegetables or slaving over a hot cooker. Instead, it is about discovering and learning new recipes and creating a sumptuous meal. Changing my baby’s nappy, even though it is about dealing with poos and wees, is also a chance to bond and enjoy her smiles and squeals.
I am going to be creative at how I go about my daily tasks. With my favourite music in the background, cleaning is not just another chore but a workout too. Folding the laundry is not a dull task but a chance to exercise my vocal chords. Following my baby around the house as she practices walking is also a chance for me to do a little dancing and get my groove back.
So, is ‘creative’ a word for positive attitude?
I say yes. To have a positive outlook on life, it is important to be able see beyond the face value of things. Being creative at how we look at things helps us do just that.
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