Creativity: use it or lose it?

Have you heard the phrase: “Use it or lose it”?

For the past few days that phrase has got me thinking: if you don’t use your creativity, will you end up loosing it?

Creativity is something that needs to be exercised almost daily. While most of us do exercise our creativity on a daily basis, are we doing enough to keep it going strong? And if not, will we end up losing some of our creative imagination? Think about it: if you or I don’t use our creativity – and I mean really use our creativity – for a certain amount of time, will we end up becoming less creative?

Let’s look at an example of how creativity might be lost by avoiding use…

When a school student participates in a math class and does well, but then does not take a math class or do any type of in–depth math for a year, and then goes back to a math class at school, they will almost always have difficulty remembering what they had learned the year before.

Likewise, there are a lot of things you most likely learned early on in your life that – due to not using that knowledge – you have forgotten.

Could the same be said for creativity? If we don’t exercise our creativity each and every day will we end up losing it?

Share your opinion in the comments.