Preparation, Organization, and Creativity Jump Start
This month’s goals were designed to help me enhance my creative space and time. So how did I do?
Prepare a plan for a creative year. Check! I wrote up a plan for each month and have steps laid out to move toward achieving that month’s goals.
Remember birthdays. Check! The kids and I made and mailed cards for all our January birthdays. C especially enjoyed writing his name on them and Q, not to be outdone, signed her own Q and then attempted the rest in squiggles:)
Make a space that is easy to create in. Check! The office is now clean. I have a surface to work on and I can easily pull out my supplies from the art caddy. We also got rid of a bunch of other stuff so that clearing up doesn’t take so long. I love organizing so this was actually so fun (I know, I’m such a geek:)
Organize plans in lists and keep them all in one place. Check! My lists helped on days I didn’t feel so inspired, especially for drawing. For example, one thing on my list was owls. So one day I drew and painted cartoon-like owls. I went from not so motivated to creating.
Do one creative thing daily. Check! As “Being Ren” involves an eclectic range of creative outlets, my “one creative thing daily” held a range of activities. I drew, I painted, I wrote, I critiqued, I blogged. Since I kept the time frame manageable (minimum of 15 minutes daily), it was very achievable. Some days I only did 15 minutes, other days I managed an hour. If 15 minutes didn’t allow me to finish a task, I just picked it up from where I left off on the next day.
Keep a one sentence journal and affirmation book. Partial check. I didn’t do this daily but I did it often and was reminded how much I miss journalling. It was nice to journal though I’m not sure it serves me to do it daily in a religious fashion. I did enjoy doing it more often though.
Go to bed at a reasonable hour. Dismal fail:( I think I managed this only twice over the whole month. Lol! Good thing it’s a year long goal, it gives me lots of time to keep working on it.