According to some experts, those who struggle in squeezing this into their schedule should treat “me-time” simply as another project—to schedule it, and prioritize it as if it is a medical or business appointment.
The fire stays alive when it spreads. If we’re too caught up on what we want to do, what we want to achieve, we might develop a sense of entitlement: that the world owes it to us to make our dreams come true. But if we expose oursevles to the dreams of others, we might see ourselves in the bigger scope of things and see the diversity of dreams. Or, we might even find someone to collaborate with!
Clutter has been among the major causes of stress, so take time to de-clutter your room, your bag, your desk, your social accounts, and even your mind and heart.
Many writers shared that they always carry a small notebook for their ideas. But beyond that, even sculptors, playwrights, and those who simply want to be more creative have benefited from having ‘morning pages’, a method taught by Julia Cameron. You commit to writing three pages in your journal every morning, without editing or filtering yourself.
Creativity is an innate gift to us. We just have to find our own conscious effort and a system of allowing it to emerge and consume us, such as clustering, doing morning pages, dream boarding, or whatever works for you.
What about you? What do you do to be more creative? Tweet me @rebeccaallee, or let us know in the comments section! 🙂
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