It takes a great deal to be creative, which is why it’s difficult to find the time to be creative at the right moments. The concoction of creativity requires a dash of incredible and a mixture of greatness, all stirred together by a daring spirit. But when ordinary floods our day-to-day life, it becomes hard to find these three components working in unison at convenient times. After all, you can’t schedule creativity. [Tweet that]
Time and creativity might seem like they are at odds with each other, but they don’t have to be. [Tweet that]
How do you find the time to be awesome with your creativity? How can you capitalize on your creative bursts when time doesn’t allow for it?
1. Take advantage of the mornings
Mornings are the time of the day when you are thinking less. You add more onto your load of things to worry or stress about as the day progresses. But in the morning, you just hit the reset button, and it feels great. This is a time you create. If you are committed to your craft, don’t sleep in. Take advantage of the mornings.
2. Learn to be awesome in the mundane
Develop the habit of thinking of your creative craft while driving or grocery shopping or washing the dishes. This will keep your creative juices constantly flowing.
3. Take notes of your awesomeness
When you have a brilliant idea throughout the day, whip out your smartphone or journal and jot it down.
4. Reflect on what you’ve written or thought about through the day
Read and reflect on everything you’ve compiled at some point in the day, and your creativity will come spilling out of it.
5. Sit down and create
When life gets busy, we often say we don’t have time to do things. But truthfully, no one is ever too busy. You will have time to sit down. You will have time to yourself. You will have time you can excuse yourself from doing something. The trick is to acknowledge these times as possible opportunities to create. Number 4 (which is dependent on how well you do number 2 and 3 above) will help you reclaim your creative spirit once you finally have the time to sit down and create.
Don’t give in to the lie that you are too busy to create. Time does fight us on our creativity, but we have the opportunity to put on the boxing gloves and fight back. The question is, are you willing to do so in midst of your busy schedule?