Those of you who have followed my work know that I have two children. Balancing life and work (especially considering I work from home) is not always easy, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Children are powerful teachers. They simplify complex life issues and constantly remind us of the importance of playtime.
Furthermore, if nurtured properly, their creativity can be absolutely outstanding. They see the world through a lens of wonder and imagination, transforming the mundane into the extraordinary and finding possibilities in the most unlikely places. I would be lying if I said I have never benefited from my children's perspectives in my work.
That’s why I’m convinced that supporting their potential is crucial. When I’m off work, we delve into creative projects like finger painting on large canvases, where they can freely express their imagination, or building simple structures with blocks and play dough. We also enjoy storytime, creating and illustrating our own stories.
These simple steps make all the difference in shaping their adult lives. We should improve our children’s problem-solving skills and help build their self-confidence. Quality playtime lays the foundation for adults who think outside the box, capable of approaching problems with innovative solutions and a creative mindset. By engaging in imaginative play, children learn to see the world not just as it is, but as it could be.
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I am deeply grateful for many things in my life, with my children and career at the top of the list. Being a professional designer requires me to come up with innovative solutions every day. I am certain I wouldn’t be where I am today without them. Their perspectives are refreshing and inspirational, if you're willing to see it in them.
The more experienced I become, the more I realize that creativity is the real superpower. If you let it flow like children do, you can achieve the unimaginable.
When facing a creative block, don’t fight it, as that only creates more resistance. I consider creativity to be an energy with no limits except those we impose in our minds. You should ALWAYS let it move freely – just stay in the present moment and let it lead you to great things. You can really do anything, as long as you don’t overanalyze it.
After all, the most important thing I've learned from having children is going with the flow. Everything can be colorful and vivid, you just have to remove the glasses limiting your perspective. Sometimes, this means unlearning much of what you've been taught. This is especially true in the digital era, where everything is constantly evolving, and what you thought you knew might be completely wrong.
I am sure anyone can do this, but not everyone will find the time to break down the barriers stopping the flow of creativity strategically. Now, I know it’s absolutely crucial if you want to bring added value to your clients continually. An unorthodox perspective is what really matters. I hear you – the internet is already full of solutions, leading you to believe all ideas have been exhausted.
But let me tell you, in a world of infinite potential, you can always create something unique. And the right people will appreciate that.
"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up."