They make the idea of creativity a BIG DEAL because then it will stay safely at arm’s length out of reach and require nothing of them. So, if you’re opening up to a more artful and creative life, know that it’s not something to push. Here are 21 Ways to be more creative, and subsequently, more happy! Even if this idea scares you, turn it off.2 – Take a 20-minute walk everyday It’s easy to become driven about exercise. Take a 20-minute walk and allow the world to just be. Louis) a group of women sat on the floor one night in the dorm and sang each other the songs we’d written to our various pets. The more we sat there, the more women came and sat down with us. Greatest hits include “Mom’s Little Girl,” “She Is Going to Be a Very Clean Girl,” (a bathtub song) and “She is Unbelievably Cute.” Of course, there’s also the “Good Morning Song.” My cats each have their own songs too. Or start the day shakin’ your groove thang.6 – Walk in the rain I haven’t owned an umbrella in about 10 years. I was journaling about how alive everything was, and I wrote “It was all just rain and mud and wild and green.” That’s how I got my CD title. After I saw the movie Tortilla Soup, I downloaded a bunch of Latin music from i Tunes. But it is in silence where we can hear the voice of our creativity. Avoid mega-blockbuster-Hollywood movies whose trailers begin with the deep gravelly voice saying, “IN A WORLD…” (And then bombs go off and Mel Gibson appears)Live performance is an exchange.
People who say, “Oh, I’m not creative,” or “I don’t have a creative bone in my body,” sound to me like they’re trying to convince themselves of something, rather than telling themselves the truth. After all, they are not a substitute for the real thing. You think that a 20-minute walk isn’t productive or worth much. I also love it when the paper is thin, and my pen makes indents so it feels sort of Braille-y, and the paper makes a snappy sound when I turn the page.4 – Write songs to your pets At the first women’s retreat I ever facilitated, (at a college campus in St. I wrote the song Everything Green after I hiked in the mountains in the pouring rain. Rain on umbrellas makes a good sound.)7 – Make a collage Magazines. A scrapbook page and lots of crayons and paints and stickers. Even though this was years ago, I still remember how much fun I had making that list.9 – Write 10 postcards Go pick out some really cool postcards, and then go to a cafe somewhere, and order your Genmaicha Tea (Okay, get yourself a Latte if you want) and write postcards to friends and family.10 – Get up early and watch the sun rise11 – Listen to music you’ve never listened to before. There are lots of collections of poetry if you don’t want to pick just one.18 – Go see a play or live music or live anything Get out of the house and experience creativity.
She eventually got closer and closer, and ultimately she followed me home. Anytime I try to turn around and catch it, it turns away. It rarely takes to announcements like, “Today I’m going to be creative! Once we start allowing more creativity in, we might find some of those old habits and “vices” just fall away. Let the world unfold and show itself to you.3 – Write with pen & paper (or pencil and paper)Keep a journal. I can sometimes get weirdly happy just hearing the sound the pen makes scribbling on paper. I remember reading it to a friend of mine who just sat there smiling and nodding his head. The words and phrases will tilt your brain and open doors like you never thought they would. cummings, Rumi, Pablo Neruda, Sharon Olds, Barbara Brooks, and Alicia Suskin Ostriker. I just got a long letter from one of the women who participated in my last retreat. I was walking in the countryside, and she was watching me from a mound of dirt in an old church yard where she had been dumped. But if I moved along on my own way, she’d follow me. It happens when I’m already open and my mind is receptive and quiet. Kind of a “Hmm, well, what if I tried this…”There is definitely a happiness to it. My theory is that when we cling to our vices, when we do unhealthy things that we adamantly say we , what we’re really trying to do is give ourselves what we keep denying ourselves – a fully creative and artful life. Typing on a keypad into a computer doesn’t always open up that tactile sense-loving part of us that loves to create. Finding feathers, finding pennies, the sound of big flags flapping in the wind, the smell of my cat’s fur when she’s been out in the snow (she smells like a big box of wool mittens). Pay attention to your hands as you slice the veggies. And have fun in the old method of actually getting your film developed and the excitement of flipping through photos you haven’t seen yet.16 – Make an event out of watching the full moon come up One of the things I love about my husband is that he’s always looking for the perfect place to watch the full moon come up. We pile in the car and go to this one field or to a bench on the college campus and sit and watch the moon rise.17 – Read poetry aloud Poetry is meant to be read aloud. The downtown of any city is bound to have some great galleries. Just experience the artistry of someone gifted in glass blowing or pottery or woodwork.20 – Write a letter When was the last time you wrote a letter? Not only is it more fun to make something for someone else, it’s also just a way to get out of yourself.21 – Stop watching television This is an important one. There are so many better things you can do than watch American Idol. Thus, the concept of marriage is changing widely in many countries.Historically, marriages in most societies were arranged by parents and older relatives with the goal not being love but legacy and "economic stability and political alliances", according to anthropologists.Neurobiologist Robert Sapolsky constructed a reproductive spectrum with opposite poles being tournament species, in which males compete fiercely for reproductive privileges with females, and pair bond arrangements, in which a male and female will bond for life.
These species-particular behavior patterns provide a context for aspects of human reproduction, including dating.
Communities exerted pressure on people to form pair-bonds in places such as Europe; in China, society "demanded people get married before having a sexual relationship" and many societies found that some formally recognized bond between a man and a woman was the best way of rearing and educating children as well as helping to avoid conflicts and misunderstandings regarding competition for mates.
Generally, during much of recorded history of humans in civilization, and into the Middle Ages in Europe, weddings were seen as business arrangements between families, while romance was something that happened outside of marriage discreetly, such as covert meetings.
Dating is a stage of romantic relationships in humans whereby two people meet socially with the aim of each assessing the other's suitability as a prospective partner in an intimate relationship or marriage.
It is a form of courtship, consisting of social activities done by the couple, either alone or with others.
The protocols and practices of dating, and the terms used to describe it, vary considerably from country to country and over time.