A lot of people have creativity inside of them. Whether through writing, painting, drawing, or music, most of us have a creative outlet to express ourselves and unwind. Being creative can help relieve stress, improve our moods, and boost our self-esteem.
However, many people think they are not creative because they don't consider themselves "artistic."
On the contrary, it is about using our imaginations to develop new ideas and ways of doing things. We can be creative in everything we do, from decorating our homes to parenting our children. Pursuing our creativity can also help us connect with others with similar interests.
Pursuing our creativity can also help us to express ourselves in new and unique ways. It can be a fun and rewarding experience to explore our creative side.
However, many people never pursue their creativity because they fear failure. They think that if they can't do something perfectly, they shouldn't bother trying at all. But the truth is failure is a part of the creative process. If we never try new things or take risks, we will never be able to create anything new or exciting. So when it comes to becoming more creative in your everyday life, you need to be open to failure and be willing to experiment.
Another reason why people might not pursue their creativity is because they are afraid of what others will think. They might worry that their friends and family will not approve or believe it's something they will never make enough money at.
Some people make money by pursuing a creative career, but we shouldn't look at creativity as only a way to make money.
Instead, we should look at creativity as a way to express our true selves and have fun.
If you are creative, your creative energy should flow out of you to decompress after a stressful day and be part of your self-care routine. Allow yourself to daydream. Allow yourself to paint and doodle on a piece of paper. Don't hold back, and have fun with it.
Even if you don't work in a creative field, you can still incorporate some creative decision-making into your everyday life by brainstorming or thinking up new ideas or solutions to your everyday problems at work.
Creativity is not something you are born with; it is something you can develop. So if you want to be more creative, it is essential to give yourself time and space to explore new ideas.
With November being Woman Abuse Prevention Month, for the eleventh year in a row, Windsor will be participating in “Shine The Light on Woman Abuse" campaign which started over twelve years ago in London, Ontario.
Each year the campaign calls for community leaders, businesses, organizations, and individuals to collect and raise awareness for the month of November by turning the city purple. The campaign is encouraging community leaders and individuals of the community to wear the colour purple in support of the campaign, as well as wear purple to any organized event for it.
As a part of the Shine The Light Campaign, the Hiatus House will be selling purple scarves, ties, scrunchies, and candles to increase awareness.
Check below for events and information for this month’s campaign:
November 1st - Annual Tree Lighting
Where: Charles Clark Square
When: November 1st @ 6pm
Details: Join us to honour the victims and survivors of woman abuse as we light the tree in Charles Clark Square purple. There will be live speakers and purple merch available for purchase.
November 5th & 6th - Bark in the Park
Where: Lanspeary Park
When: November 5th & 6th from 11am-5pm
Details: An event to bring awareness to how woman abuse and domestic violence impacts household pets. There will be entertainment and over 30+ vendors on each day!
Saturday November 5th (Bark in the Park details)
- Pet Food Drive
- Face Painting
- Pictures with Mrs. Claus
- Moreen Dela Cruz (singer)
- James Staley (singer)
- Jangles the Clown
Saturday November 6th (Bark in the Park details)
- Pet Food Drive
- Shine the Light Photo Station
- Paw Patrol
- Moreen Dela Cruz
- James Staley
- Border City Barkers
Check out our social media for the full event schedule!
November 15th - Wear Purple Day
Join us to support victims and survivors of woman abuse by wearing purple! Tag us on social media @hiatushouse (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) @hiatushousewindsor (Instagram)
November 25th - Flag Raising at City Hall Square @ 12pm and the start of 16 days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence/ National Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women