Finding Time to Be Creative
My first two completed blocks of the Everglow Quilt
|I am better schedule time with my sewing|
machine. If not I will never get to it.
But what do I do now? It isn't June and I can't bottle up until then. I find little bits of time here and there. I sketch all the time while I wait. I do not wait well, so letting myself be creative keeps me from getting frustrated that I am wasting time (a huge pet peeve). Below are some ideas that may help you find that time to create a new project, develop an idea, or find a solution to something that has been troubling you.
Schedule time for creativity: Just like any other appointment or commitment, schedule time for your creative work on your calendar. This will help you prioritize it and make it a regular part of your routine.
Wake up earlier: Getting up earlier than usual can give you extra time to focus on your creative projects before the rest of your day begins.
Make use of downtime: Look for opportunities to be creative during your downtime, such as waiting in line, commuting, or during lunch breaks. You can use this time to sketch, write, or brainstorm ideas.
Limit distractions: Try to eliminate distractions during your creative time by turning off your phone or notifications, closing your email inbox, and finding a quiet space to work.
Set realistic goals: Setting small, achievable goals can help you make progress on your creative projects and stay motivated.
Remember, being creative doesn't always require large blocks of uninterrupted time. By incorporating small pockets of creative time into your day, you can nurture your creativity and make progress on your projects. I can't wait until June to make a quilt, so finding little bits of time here and there can help me get the job done!