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Your Creative Intentions: The Monday Post ~ March 3, 2014

Marianne Williamson quote

A regular creative practice — a daily practice, if possible — is key to staying in touch with how you make meaning. Key to living, not postponing. (Let’s all agree to give up on “someday.”)

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. Maybe I had a life before I spent every non-work hour disposing of my household possessions, but it’s just a dim memory.

    Last week’s creative/well-being intentions:
    * Daily sitting [spotty this week]
    * Daily morning centering practice w/Morning Pages & intention journaling [also spotty this week]
    * Daily reading [yes]
    * One page of art journaling [no]
    * Project Life update [partial]
    * Finish the back panel of the sweater I’m knitting [no]

    This week’s creative/well-being intentions:
    * Daily sitting
    * Daily morning centering practice w/Morning Pages & intention journaling
    * Daily reading
    * Project Life update [Thurs]

    March 3, 2014
    • This is a really great reminder. I HAVE been waiting for that “someday” to get on with painting or drawing… but there’s only now! Even with two young children I probably could squeeze in 10 minutes here or there… I don’t have to wait until they grow up! 😉 Thank you for the inspirational post.

      March 3, 2014
      • Thank you for the comment! How’s is going??

        March 12, 2014
  2. Roshaunda #

    I’ll write for 20 minutes every day at around 6:40a.

    March 3, 2014
    • Nice, Roshaunda! How did your week go?

      March 12, 2014
      • It went pretty well. I was sick, so I missed a couple of days, but other than that, it has been very productive time for me. Thanks for asking.

        March 12, 2014
      • Bravo! 😀

        March 12, 2014
  3. I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. The rules are here: Great job!- Rebecca

    March 5, 2014

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