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Your Creative Intentions: The Monday Post ~ July 22, 2013

Friedrich Nietzsche quote

Commit to a regular creativity practice. Regularity — a daily practice, if possible — is key to staying 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, which 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. Last week was terrific. This is turning out to be an amazing summer, I have to say.

    Last week’s creative/well-being intentions:
    * Daily morning centering practice w/Morning Pages & intention journaling [yes, but missed several days]
    * Daily writing practice [yes]
    * Walk x2 [yes]
    * Daily reading [yes]
    * Complete Creative Times newsletter [yes]
    * Relax and enjoy 😀 [yes!]

    This week’s creative/well-being intentions:
    * On vacation — creativity and well-being abound 😀

    July 22, 2013
  2. I would like to plan on writing for about 30 minutes everyday this week. I would some day like to write short stories or just articles for a magazine I love writing and researching. I am also going to plan on doing some yoga at least 4 times this week.
    Lets see how this goes thanks for the pointers.

    July 28, 2013

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