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Your Creative Intentions: The Monday Post ~ December 8, 2014

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There are just over 3 weeks left in 2014. How will you spend yours?

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. maureen #

    mail crafts
    receive checks
    deposit checks

    December 8, 2014
    • I like “receive checks” as a list item. I hope you were able to check that one off, Maureen!

      December 15, 2014
  2. Last week was swamped with client work, and while it was more than I would have liked, I was grateful to find myself being highly productive, given that I’ve had a few issues in that area lately!

    Feeling like I’m in good shape for Christmas, remarkably. Then again, it’s less of an ordeal when you scale way back

    Last week’s intentions:
    * Daily journaling [no — unhappy lapse]
    * Following No S Diet [partial]
    * Evening reading [yes]
    * Project Life progress [no]
    * Blog post [yes]

    This week:
    * Daily journaling
    * Following No S Diet
    * Evening reading
    * Project Life progress
    * Blog post
    * Christmas gifts for neighbors

    December 8, 2014

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