The Blog Babe has some news to share – a new blog column on The Huffington Post! Last week, this article was posted in the Arts & Culture section of the HuffPost (click HERE for the original posting). Please read and enjoy…
Okay, let me just be clear: I do not believe that any of us can “run out” of or “kill” our creativity. There’s no way to “use it all up,” or “clean out the well.” That’s simply not possible, because creativity is so innate and built in to human beings.
However… there are ways to expand that creativity so it can flourish, and there are ways to squash that creativity so it feels completely forgotten.
Does that sound familiar? Have you ever felt like your creativity was squashed?
One of the ways to kill your creativity (in case you were wondering) is to spend too much time on social media. I could see someone making an argument that social media makes them more creative, in a way, and sure, it might give you some cool ideas, but just imagine this situation for a moment with me:
It’s 5:00 p.m. on a Wednesday night, and you have the evening to yourself. Your Facebook-addicted mind pulls you toward the social network, vying to find out if your co-worker has responded to your message and how many people have “liked” your photos from last weekend.