How we express ourselves Creative expression involves inspiration, limitation and reaction

Perspective Understand that reaction is personal and is impacted by our prior experiences. y I haven t really thought much about the way I react to things I don t really think about how people may react when I express myself creatively y I am starting to think about the way I react to things I am starting to think about how people may react when I express myself creatively y Thinking about how I y react to things is becoming more of a habit now I am regularly thinking y about how other people may react when I express myself creatively I am developing the y habit of thinking about where my inspirations come from I am developing the habit of thinking about what I am trying to achieve when I express myself creatively I am developing the habit of thinking about what other people are trying to achieve when they express themselves creatively I understand limitations and am getting better at making selections when I am expressing myself creatively. y I always think deeply about my own reactions and why I react the way I do I always think deeply about how other people may react when I express myself creatively I reflect thoughtfully in order to discover where my inspirations come from I always think about and am interested in what people, including myself, are trying to achieve when they express themselves creatively

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Reflection y Understand that inspiration is personal (and can come from anywhere). Connection Understand that creative expression has purpose. y

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Connection y Understand that limitations impact creative expression.

I haven t really thought much about what or who inspires me to express myself creatively I don t really think about what I am trying to achieve when I express myself creatively I don t really think about what other people are trying to achieve when they express themselves creatively I don t really understand what limitations means and so I don t think about it.

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I am starting to think about who or what inspires me to express myself creatively I am starting to think about what I am trying to achieve when I express myself creatively I am starting to think about what other people are trying to achieve when they express themselves creatively I am starting to understand what limitations are and how they affect creative expression

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I understand limitations and make selections that give me focus and empower me to express myself creatively