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Your Creative Intentions: The Monday Post ~ April 6, 2015

Julia Cameron 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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7 Comments Post a comment
  1. I love this! Coincidentally, I used a quote from Julia Cameron in a blog post about how I avoid “creative constipation” – enjoy! http://nerdeyeopen.com/2015/01/25/creative-constipation/

    April 6, 2015
  2. This week: journal each day, start work on new site (moving current content to new blog w/ help of design-brilliant friend), set down phone and stare out window on the bus.

    April 6, 2015
  3. Oh love this so much! Julia Cameron is so inspiring too and I think practicing a form a creativity on a daily basis has been wonderfully freeing for me. I recently started my website that focuses on sharing creative education ideas for children. http://childhoodwonder@wordpress.com

    April 7, 2015
  4. Finally catch up on blogging and continue to edit the story I will tell at my next Moth Story Slam..can’t wait! And as always, wrestle myself to the page to continue the very large task of editing my memoir…I plan to be done before summer!

    April 7, 2015
  5. I just LOVE your posts! Thanks for keeping me inspired!

    April 16, 2015

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