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Your Creative Intentions: Monday Post ~ July 30, 2012

“Art is a personal act of courage, something one human does that creates change in another.” ~Seth Godin



This is the moment to deepen, or commit to, your regular creativity practice. Regularity — a daily practice, if at all possible — is one of the best ways to stay in touch with how you make meaning.

What are your plans for creative practice this week? Given the specifics of your schedule, decide on a realistic intention or practice plan — and ink that time in your calendar. The scheduling part is important, because as you know, if you try to “fit it in” around the edges, it generally won’t happen. An intention as simple as “I will write for 20 minutes every morning after breakfast” or “I will sketch a new still life on Wednesday evening” is what it’s all about.

Share your intentions or goals as a comment to this post, and let us know how things went with your creative plans for last week, if you posted to last week’s Monday Post. We use a broad brush in defining creativity, so don’t be shy. We also often include well-being practices that support creativity, such as exercise and journaling.

Putting your intentions on “paper” helps you get clear on what you want to do — and sharing those intentions with this community is a great way to leverage the motivation of an accountability group. Join us!

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  1. Last week of kids in camp, so need to power through a few lingering items on my to-do list. I now have some company during the first part of my morning practice; my husband and I decided to meditate together before he leaves for work — so this gets me out of bed closer to 5:00, which is what I’d been trying to get back to. Also, revamping our diets as I’m nearly finished reading “Wheat Belly” and am now seeing all wheat products as something I don’t want to feed myself OR my family. So this requires some extra attention on the cooking front. Onward!

    Last week’s creative/well-being intentions:
    * Daily morning centering practice w/Morning Pages and intention journaling [yes]
    * Writing practice: Complete installment of short story for “5PM Friday” accountability group [yes--although sent something I'd written a while back]
    * Prepare for Writers’ Group & read students’ work [yes]
    * Yoga/walk/run x3 [x4]
    * Reading [yes]

    This week’s creative/well-being intentions:
    * Daily morning centering practice w/Morning Pages and intention journaling
    * Writing practice: Complete installment of short story for “5PM Friday” accountability group [W/Th/F]
    * Read peer pieces for this week’s nonfiction group meeting [Tues]
    * Lots of tasks for Open Studio Groton; setting up fall workshops
    * Yoga/walk/run x3
    * Reading

    July 30, 2012
  2. emocrippled #

    Reblogged this on emocrippled.

    July 30, 2012
  3. creative goals this week:
    organize office a bit more(file files)
    catch up on blog posts with photos from our trip
    try to find my brain before i work on manuscript again
    hang with kids
    more big weeding around gardens after trip

    August 1, 2012
  4. Joy #

    My goals this week include:

    Continue training for first triathlon (8/25–coming fast!) (5)
    Take naps as said training poops me out :)
    Spend fun time with kiddo
    Finish pretty wall hanging–Creative Vision Statement w/ goals
    Start reading comments from readers on my manuscript in preparation for full edit (2)
    Pray/devotions each morning (5)

    Breathe deep, let go and make life as pretty as I can

    August 5, 2012

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