Let me share a bold statement with you: we’re all born geniuses…..and more specifically, creative geniuses. But unfortunately, so many people misunderstand the word creativity. I can’t tell you how many people say to me “Oh I’m not creative” or “I don’t have a single creative bone in my body.” But they’re comparing themselves to that elusive ‘creative genius’ archetype. Understanding that creativity helps us in every area of our lives will only improve our mental health, it make us happier and more successful.

Here’s the thing – I’m not suggesting that everyone run out and buy a paintbrush and a canvas. I don’t see everyone on the planet trying to become the next Picasso. What I do want the world to know is that there will always and forever be an eight-year-old in there somewhere that’s itching to get out and have some fun every now and then. The question is: what activity (or activities) makes you ridiculously happy when you do it?

#CREATIVEGENIUS EXAMPLES TO INSPIRE YOU

  • share a trick you’re awesome at ie: on a bike, skateboard, juggling, magic, sports-related
  • cook something you’ve never tried before or share your fave kitchen hack
  • build a robot
  • share your baking skills
  • make something ie: an idea for an app, an original piece of art, a sketch
  • learn a new dance move
  • compose a piece of music
  • write lyrics to a song
  • try a new instrument or show off your skills with an instrument you already know how to play
  • teach a gaming technique
  • sing a song
  • share a makeup technique or try a new makeup technique based on an #influencer 
  • YouTube video and see if you can duplicate it
  • frame your fave piece of art in a unique way
  • obviously, this list goes on and on…use your creative genius to discover yours!

Wishing you stellar mental health + great creative inspiration,

Wendy

 

WENDY RUSSELL
Best known as the TV host and creator of HGTV’s classic hit “She’s Crafty”, Wendy teaches students across North America to use their creativity to improve their mental health, reduce stress & anxiety, boost confidence and rock future opportunities!

Her key messages are: mental health, digital citizenship, transitioning into adulthood, overcoming obstacles, dealing with stress & anxiety and resilience through creativity.

She has also been keeping busy as a keynote speaker, writer, decorator, renovator, real estate investor, professional organizer, home stager & instructor. Currently, Wendy appears on CityTV’s “CityLine” as a Guest Expert and is an award-winning producer and multi-nominated TV host. As an actor (back in the day), she was in the movie “Juno” playing Jennifer Garner’s bestie but her big scene got cut so don’t hold your breath – she’s only in there for about 3 seconds.

Wendy is crazy passionate about inspiring students, youth leaders & adults to use their creativity to make the world a better place for themselves and others, no matter what they “want to be when they grow up”. She can’t wait to see more people unleash their #CreativeGenius on the world!