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Your Creative Intentions: The Monday Post ~ April 8, 2013

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If you aren’t doing your creative work as often as you’d like, recommit to a regular creativity practice. Regularity — a daily practice, if 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. If appropriate, use time estimates to containerize your task. (Time estimates can make a daunting project feel more accessible.)

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 leverages the motivation of an accountability group. Join us!

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  1. Spring is finally in the air here in Massachusetts…getting awfully itchy for fair weather!

    Primary mantra this week: Stay focused. My mother-in-law is going to be away this week and I’m going to take full advantage of the increased bandwidth.

    Daily writing practice streak: 117 days in a row of logging a minimum of 500 words daily in my WIP. Still in desperate need of editorial sessions — but until I can make time for those, I’m still banging out the daily quota.

    Last week’s creative/well-being intentions:
    * Daily morning centering practice w/Morning Pages and intention journaling [yes]
    * Daily writing practice [yes]
    * One editorial session [no]
    * Read peer pieces for Thursday writers’ group [yes]
    * Write blog post [reprint]
    * Yoga/walk x3 [yes]
    * Daily reading [yes]
    * Project Life [no -- and falling seriously behind!]

    This week’s creative/well-being intentions:
    * Daily morning centering practice w/Morning Pages and intention journaling
    * Daily writing practice
    * One editorial session [M/T/W?]
    * Edit guest blog post [T/W]
    * Yoga/walk x3 [M/W/Th]
    * Daily reading
    * Project Life [afternoons w/kids]

    April 8, 2013
  2. Creative goals for this week:
    Write two blog posts
    Edit and upload new artwork to online store
    Package Somerset Studio submission
    Promote Artwalk
    Well-being goals:
    Get out for a walk each day

    April 8, 2013
  3. Reblogged this on aclambart's Blog.

    April 9, 2013
  4. Reblogged this on deregulation of energy great opportunity and commented:
    I don’t know if this is creative or not, but I started talking to GOD again. This makes me fell settled. I’m taking baby steps, but I credit that at least I’m taking a step toward GOD.

    April 9, 2013
  5. Oh, it sounds so good on paper; now to put it into action….work all day, grandkids all evening…no time….must make time……

    April 11, 2013
  6. Reblogged this on mailizaannur.

    April 14, 2013

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