Your Creative Intentions: The Monday Post ~ March 2, 2015
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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Another mixed week — lost an entire day on Friday trading in my leased vehicle for another one, but at least that’s over with.
As I’m in a period of intense personal transition, I’ve been doing a LOT of journaling, and a LOT of reading. I’m a big reader anyway, but at the moment I’m being somewhat rabid about my books and audiobooks. YUM.
This week I am keeping a time diary so to share with my mastermind group so I can stay fully accountable to how I use my time.
Last week’s intentions:
* Daily journaling [yes]
* Following No S Diet & IF [yes]
* Lots of reading [yes]
* Blog post [no]
* Weekday writing practice quota [no]
* Exercise at least 3x (walk or yoga) [yes — 5 days]
* Project Life [no]
This week is another repeat:
* Daily journaling
* Following No S Diet & IF
* Lots of reading
* Blog post [archive Wednesday]
* Weekday writing practice quota
* Exercise at least 5x (walk or yoga)
* Project Life [Friday]
The drawing has been going well. Bringing drawings to completion and starting lots of them to go back in and push farther.
It would be helpful Miranda to schedule. I often make a dailey list of more than I can accomplish so at the top of the page I now write Mon,,tues,wed… then start ticking them off as I go. it works ok, I move along and now have three solo exhibits set up for myself this year in markets hours away from each other so the same work can be moved around if not sold.
* I have an artist date tomorrow for critique at my place with another artist mom
* lay off the cake ( too many birthday parties)
* wed. frame for an hour , draw for an hour after lunch
* ride stationary bike daily
* yoga tape, ordered Lilias! from the early 90s, she was my first and besty teacher through TV on PBS. too many unsighd sighs! remember her?
do tape three times
* make second attempt at a rudimentary free website on a different provider. Any suggestions.? I tried wix , they had flaws.
*I will go with flow, love life daily
This is so comforting….
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