Monday Post ~ March 12, 2012
“Regardless of where and how you show your creativity, the most important and rewarding thing is to let it flow. Insert creativity in all aspects of your life from how you dress in the morning to what you dream of at night. And remind yourself over and again that creativity is your birthright, a natural part of who you are: A living entity on this Earth.” ~Danny Gregory
This is the moment to deepen, or commit to, your regular creativity practice. Regularity — a daily practice, if at all possible — is key.
So what are your plans for creative practice this week? Given the specifics of your schedule, decide on a realistic intention, goal, or a milestone to reach for — and plan that time in your calendar. An intention as simple as “I will be creative for 10 minutes every day” or “I will gesso three canvases on Wednesday” 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.
By freak circumstances, I ended up with SIX fairly intense yoga/circuit workouts last week. It’s a good thing, as I’ve made exceptions to my vegan/gluten-free diet for our double-birthday week AND the fact that I had to complete our tax planner on PMS. I’m pretty sure there’s a law somewhere that states “In the event that your Schedule C must be prepared under duress of PMS, maximum chocolate intake is mandated.” That seems reasonable, doesn’t it?
The week was a mixed bag in meeting my creative intentions. No surprise, given all the extra working out and showering! As David Allen says, “You can do anything, you just can’t do everything.” Choices, choices.
The good news is that the 5-week writers’ workshop I’m teaching is full of fabulous, honest, thoughtful students. I love these people after only a week. Can’t wait to see what they come up with over the next month. (Another example of how the teacher learns from the students.)
Last week’s creative/well-being intentions:
* Morning centering practice [yes, but not daily as intended]
* Finish preparations for Wednesday’s Writers’ Workshop [yes]
* Attend rescheduled nonfiction writers’ group [yes]
* Complete installment of nonfiction project for “5PM Friday” accountability group [no]
* Project Life update [no]
* One blog post [sort of]
* Journaling [yes]
* Yoga/run x5 [x6!]
This week’s creative/well-being intentions:
* Morning centering practice [daily]
* Finish preparations for Wednesday’s Writers’ Workshop [T/W]
* Complete installment of nonfiction project for “5PM Friday” accountability group [T/W/Th/F]
* Project Life update [lowest priority this week]
* One blog post [Tues, Wed]
* Journaling [daily]
* Yoga/run x4 [M, T, W, Fri]
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Just wanted to say that I voted for your blog and will do so until voting closes! Thanks for the creative inspiration!!
Miranda, I don’t know how you keep going like you do! It’s pretty impressive.
This spring weather certainly put a little bee in my bonnet to accomplish things. I’m back to blogging regularly, got a trail run in last week, and the garden calls…oh the garden. Every winter I give a sigh of relief that my garden is tucked in (because it is as needy as a child, sometimes), and then the first warm spring day I wonder how I’ve lived all winter long without tending my garden. ‘Tis the beauty of hibernation, I suppose.
-Yoga [3X] -2X
-Journal [2X] – 1X
-Blog posts [2X] – 3X
-Hoophouse materials – YES!
-Seed order – YES!
-start seedlings – YES!
– Run [2x]
– Blog posts [2X]
– Start building hoophouse
– Make skirt for daughter’s birthday present
– Make skin cream for friend