Do you love creating but never seem to find the time to devote to make new things?
Whether it's writing, painting, playing an instrument, baking, or calligraphy ... it's so important to make time to do what you love.
Here are 5 tips that will help you prioritize your passion and keep you creating on a consistent basis.
- Make a create zone.
Having a place dedicated solely for your passion is key to making and creating more than once or twice a year. If you don't have an entire room to dedicate, what can you do to organize your tools or supplies to make it easy to set up shop? If your major tool is your laptop, notice which work atmospheres make you most productive and then exclusively work in those spaces.
- Commit to a consistent create time.
We are huge fans of consistent action and often encourage this in our Mastermind and Rock It! Community. Consistent, smaller chunks of time are just as good if not better than spending a whole day once a month. At what times do you feel the most creative? Schedule in a non-negotiable 30 minutes during your productive times to create every single day. For some people it might work best to start your day this way. Give it a try!
- Turn off all distractions. That's right. Shut down all social media. Put up a "do not disturb" sign on your door. Silence your phone. This will save you a ton of time and help you get in the zone. Just think you would haveplenty of time if you detached from social media time or television even for 30 minutes a day for creation magic.
- Surround yourself with inspiration. Sometimes we forget what it feels like to create because we get lazy, scared, and we distract ourselves with other busy tasks. Surrounding yourself with other people (and stories of other people) who are constantly creating will help you be more inspired to do the same.
- Embrace solitude. Solitude has been said to be the #1 habit of creative people. “In order to be open to creativity, one must have the capacity for constructive use of solitude. One must overcome the fear of being alone.” ~Rollo May
Give these tips a try and then show us what you begin to produce! We can't wait to see and hear about the beauty you will bring to this world.