Creativity involves transforming ideas, imagination and dreams into reality. Being creative allows you to explore hidden patterns, create connections with unrelated things and brainstorm new and unique ideas. This was the case during our session with Ms. Roxy Araneta, one of the most creative minds I’ve ever met.
As soon as she introduced herself as a preschool teacher, I had fun-filled flashbacks from my past work as a preschool practitioner. As a former preschool teacher, I began to recollect the enjoyable moments during my preschool teacher years and how I trained myself to be creative for my students.
We started the class session with our minds being tested. We engaged in a healthy and fun discussion from observing different kinds of artworks of various artists. What caught my attention was our participation in different drawing activities to see our creativity. I was excited because I felt like a preschool teacher again. My mind was full of creative ideas during that time.
Flashback moments of me creating different artistic works for my students before also circled my mind. I was also eager to share during our discussions. From drawing circles to hand drawing, participating in this class session was such a joy.
After a while, I began to think about the concept of creativity being applied to my current work. Different questions suddenly circled my mind: how can I be creative in my current work? Does being creative apply to my current work setup? In what ways can I be creative in my work? And so on.
My mind started to look for ideas for these questions. As creativity is not often applied in my current work setup, I began contemplating different ideas. We can apply the concept of creativity through our various monthly engagements and team-building activities, which can help increase camaraderie and boost our team’s morale. I became eager to come up with ways for future work engagements. As December is almost near, this may be when my team and I can come up with creative ideas for fun-filled and memorable branch engagements. It will also benefit everyone if we can provide creative ideas to help foster a positive environment and excitement for our future engagement plans.
I had some realizations from this class session. Creativity is not just through magnificent artworks or impressively written masterpieces. Still, it can be other things, such as inspiring ideas for bettering yourself and the people around you. People might not like what you created nor gain their support, but as long as you believe in yourself, you will gain others’ trust.
Being creative is a significant factor in our integral human development. Creativity opens doors to many wonderful things that can help you grow and flourish. How we develop different creative ideas makes it easier for us to share and gain confidence from our peers and other people around us.
Participating in Ms. Roxy’s class session was a delight because we all had the opportunity to broaden our creative minds and impart our ideas to everyone. It was also a pleasure to learn from Ms. Roxy, especially the 12 steps to be more creative. These (hopefully) I can apply in my workplace. All in all, it was such a joy having this class session. Creativity brings out the different kinds of artists we are supposed to be.
The author is an MBA student at the Ramon V. del Rosario College of Business, DLSU. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The views expressed above are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official position of DLSU, its faculty and its administrators.