5 Surefire Ways To Tap Into Your Creative Self, According To An Expert

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Think back to your favorite activity as a kid.


It may have been creating stories for Barbie and Ken, or building skyscrapers with Legos. Maybe it was playing school with your teddy bears or drawing images that crossed your mind.

As children, our creativity was encouraged, but over the years some of us began to dim our imagination and originality. We found it easier and more convenient to blend in than to stand out. This is what brand marketing strategist and 2x Amazon best-selling author Audria Richmond considers being cloned.

Through her platforms, she encourages people to develop an UnCloned Life, which essentially means to live with "the essence of freedom, expression, and humanity." Audria continued:

"Here, we just live however we damn well please."

Tapping into your creativity is a key component of living your best life. Here's five ways to do that:

Change The Way You Think

"Creativity is not only for kids, who are exploring the world, or for artists who are trying to interpret the world. Everyone is creative," says Audria. "Everyday, we're creative in deciding what to wear, how to style our hair, how colors go together. It's all a form of creativity. We've limited and put creativity in a box, as if only certain people can access it."

It's also important to know that creativity can't be forced. It doesn't always come to us when we want it to, but the more we integrate it into our lives, we can build it like a muscle.

We all are creative -- we just have to toss logic out the window sometimes and find ways to let our imaginative spirit shine.

How do you express your creativity? Share in the comments below!

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