How To Make More Time To Create
Cracking the creativity code. One of the biggest problems we face as creatives are finding the time to actually do it!
We have great intentions, however, there is usually a host of reasons, that all lineup and look like a giant army of reasons as to why we don’t have that time.These include things like:
- A bad mental space
- Lack of physical space
- Unwieldy or unhelpful creative habits
- Being time-poor
- No Boundaries
- And a whole bunch of other things
I would like to share with you this week, a book I came across recently called, Creative Time And Space – Making room for making art by Rice Freeman-Zachery
This is a fantastic little book with contributions from 14 different creatives and their perspective on how to manage your creativity – specifically how to find the time and space for it.
Here are some examples of the wisdom found within.
Carter has a great idea – something that might not readily spring to mind. He puts forward the idea of buying meal helpers, such as – pre-cooked lentils and already cooked beets. This cuts down meal preparation time and earns you some precious minutes.
But it’s not all about the list above either. Just as important is filling up your creative well. Going to plays, art retreats, films, and other creative events, is like a breath of fresh air and is all about cracking the creativity code.
Another idea I like suggests a tweak to your meditation practice – if you have one, (and beginning one if you don’t). The suggestion is to set up a low table in front of your meditation area with objects that represent your creative work. Eg. if you are an artist, you might put some paintbrushes in a favourite container, something you’ve created, a small painting or drawing, and some treasures that you have lying around in your studio. Choose things that please you and are associated with your creative energy.
Put lighted candles on the table and take a few moments before you begin meditating, to look at your arrangement of art and light and ask for its energy to infuse your practice.
This Weeks Question: What is one thing you can put into place that will give you more time to create this week?
Look For Next Week’s Post: A video and look at a recent painting