• Learn to paint.
  • Study another language.
  • Audition for a one-act play.
  • Plant an herb garden.
  • Join the choir.
  • Take a pottery class.
  • Decorate a cake.
  • Go on a hiking trip.
  • Write a poem.
  • Grab a spot on Open Mic Night at the comedy club.

Whatever.  Just lower your expectations and give yourself permission to be perfectly awful! Once you’ve mastered the skill or grown tired of your creative outlet, find something else unexpected. And do it all over again. That’s all there is to it. Stop trying to duplicate everybody else’s creativity and start nurturing your own by doing something unexpected.

Got it? Great! Now go post a picture of your next disastrously creative experience on Pinterest and I promise to repin it!

My best masterpieces are the ones that have a short shelf life. The art disappears and the creativity lives on without judgment.

Theresa Ceniccola is The Christian Mompreneur—a mentor to moms who are running a business that supports their values of faith and family. As president and founder of the International Christian Mompreneur Network, she empowers entrepreneurial moms to build profitable businesses with wisdom and grace. Join the International Christian Mompreneur Network for free and receive the Ten Commandments of a Mompreneur toolkit!