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.
What is your creative mission? What is your purpose? Are they the same? How can you express them creatively? Write a poem, story, or essay. Take a picture. Make a collage. Paint a picture. Whatever your form of creative expression, use it to express your mission and/or purpose.
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.
Don’t just think outside idea of the box… create as if there is no box.
Step outside of the traditional structure of your particular form of creativity.
We have the best intentions at heart but ______ gets in the way.
What gets in the way of your creativity? Describe a few things. Visualize it. Be honest with yourself.
For example… moving got in the way of us posting this prompt earlier today.
Brain dumps are a good way to get out what is blocking your creativity. Take some time to release what is clogging your creative flow. You may need to write it all down. You may need to paint it out. Whatever is the most creative way to release this… do that! Give at least fifteen minutes for the exercise but it is best to take all the time you need for it. You never know. You may find solutions to problems, answers to questions, or clarity where the was none. At the very least, you go it out and can let your creativity flow like you need it to again.
The hardest part with most of these challenges is finding time to do them. Everyday life doesn’t stop just because you have a new creativity challenge.
How do you find time to do the things that you want to do, that allow you to be creative, and bring you joy? If you struggle with this, brainstorm ways that you can work it into your schedule. Where can you carve out 15 minutes two or three times into your day?
Take at least 15 minutes to meditate on all the ways you are creative. Write them down if that helps. Make sure to get creative with this list.