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Your Creative Intentions: The Monday Post ~ June 30, 2014

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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. All bets are off — we’re down to our last week before moving across the country. Everything is a blur of preparations and client work — with a few important breaks to see local friends and say goodbye. My next update will be from Bainbridge Island, WA!

    June 30, 2014
  2. Maureen #

    Hurrah For moving! You are doing it!

    July 1, 2014
  3. Maureen #

    Hi All,
    My intentions for the week
    work from dailey planner list of to dos
    which includes lots of banal stuff but creatively
    1.make daily drawings with graphite and charcoal and carandache
    for a strategic body of work that will feed me spiritually and yes financially if all goes well with them.
    2. daily stationary bike riding to you tube videos ( i get a better work out, 7 miles compared to 4 or5 when I watch a tv show for the same amount of time.)
    3. enjoy each day
    4. do something arty with my 12 year old

    July 1, 2014
  4. Thanks for the recommendation!

    July 2, 2014
  5. I am so glad I found your blog!
    I’m tweeking this a tad. My goal is to blog every Wednesday because writing is a good outlet and means of expression for me. I will use nap time each day to plan my next post. Thursday and Friday will be for brainstorming ideas. On saturday and sunday I will narrow down that list. On Monday and Tuesday I will write a rough draft/do any research or projects (if it’s a diy post) that I’ll need to do. And then on Wednesday I’ll post. 🙂

    July 2, 2014

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