Everywhere you turn it talks about consistency being the key to success. But we all know how difficult it is to do things every single day.
What if you focused not on just one aspect of your creativity but all of it? So instead of trying to write or paint every day, what if you made a vow to do something creative every single day?
Things that you can do that are creative:
- Take a picture
- Meal Plan
- Make Travel Plans
- Color or play with your kids
Those are just a few examples. You can get creative in the way you simply try to be creative every day!
The key to this challenge is to record your efforts in any way you see fit. You can have a creativity journal. You can simply write down your activities on a calendar. You simply want to hold yourself accountable by documenting what you are doing. If you are sharing your efforts on social media, use the hashtag #365Creativity so that we can find it and cheer you on!
Being creative is an act of self-care. Allowing your creativity to grow and shine is an act of self-love.
Make the commitment to #365Creativity and watch how it changes your life for the better.
Create an ode to your muse using the format that you are most comfortable with… or the one your muse tells you to use.
Explore a different perspective. Look at things from a different angle. Dare to allow yourself to come from a different creative space.
Turn a creative weakness into a strength.
Need a different option? Use your creativity to convince someone who doesn’t know you that your weakness is actually your strength.
What do you like to do in bad/dreary weather?
Do you make time to be creative?
Often times we get caught up in our lives. We can begin to run on auto-pilot. This can lead to not having enough time to really relax and get creative.
Make time each week to sit and focus on your creativity. You want to be able to sustain the habit so make sure you pick a time that will work long term. Or you could switch it up each week given changes in your schedule. Just make sure that you are giving an hour or more to your creativity.
The other key is to not spend this time forcing yourself to work on anything specific. This should be a time where you can really relax and not worry about deadlines or restrictions. This is time to simply be the time where you express yourself freely.
Try it out and notice how your creativity and overall life changes.
In the month of June make a daily effort to face your creative fears. Challenge yourself to step outside of your comfort zone and try new things. Take your creativity in a direction that you may have thought was out of your reach.
Because sometimes you don’t know how long your arms are until you try to reach for something you thought was too far away.
Take some risks. Write that memoir. Write the essay that has been on your mind for a long time. Write the poems you have been afraid to write. Try a different art medium. Take the pictures you have dreamed of taking. Try a new art form. Challenge yourself to journal, draw, or blog every day. Write the lyrics that you haven’t written for fear no one would get it. Start that novel that you’ve always wanted to write and work on it every day. Create a character that challenges and even scares you.
Don’t let fear keep you in your comfort zone.
No one has to see what you are working on but you. You are accountable to yourself. Prove to yourself that fear is not going to stop you from taking your creativity to the next level.
Use your creativity to tell a story. Try to use more than one form (expression) of creativity when telling that story.
You don’t have to be a prose writer to tell a story. (Don’t box yourself in by thinking that way.)
Be as non-traditional as possible.
Take a pad of paper, notebook, or make notes in your mobile device of all the things you didn’t say in one day. Somethings may be things you didn’t say to someone or things that were on your mind that never came out to anyone. Whether it was fear, lack of time, or lack of opportunity… no matter what the reason… write it down. Let it breathe outside of your head.