If you don’t feel as if you are a creative person, you are not alone. But in truth, we are all creative beings. Letting yourself acknowledge your individual creativity, will allow it to develop and grow. As with anything, it takes practice and patience…  Most of us are not (fill in your favorite artist, musician, novelist here)…

“Creativity encompasses the ability to discover new and original ideas, connections, and solutions to problems. It’s a part of our drive as humans—fostering resilience, sparking joy, and providing opportunities for self-actualization.

An act of creativity can be grand and inspiring, such as crafting a beautiful painting or designing an innovative company. But an idea need not be artistic or world-changing to count as creative. Life requires daily acts of ingenuity and novel workarounds; in this sense, almost everyone possesses some amount of creativity.”

The good news is: If you consider yourself uncreative as an adult, you can reteach yourself to have a whole new mind (creatively speaking) and get into the habit of practicing creativity and innovation once again.

Aside from doing simple things like traveling to a new place, taking a walk, and engaging in a new hobby, you can also train yourself to do something new and become an expert in it. It’s been shown that creativity in a certain area emerges after much practice. You also need to be open to new possibilities, remain curious about the world, and easily shake off mistakes. Employ these creativity measures and you’ll possess a great deal more of creative thinking soon enough.

Creativity is like the force: It may have been in you all along. You just have to uncover it.

You can also accidentally stumble upon creativity. According to one study, 72 percent of people have creative insights in the shower. Why? Solitary activities like showering, walking alone, and daydreaming get the brain moving towards a more creative place.