Are you making creativity a priority?

Last week I gave my creative muse a tremendous gift: I took myself away to a beautiful place with no email, phone or distraction. My next book is due in two months and I really thought I could just “schedule” it into my daily flow, but what I have found is that creativity needs space. Our creative projects, those things that are important to our soul, need quality time.

Many times inspiration can happen spontaneously and it just flows out of us. Creative downloads are awesome. But creativity does not always come on demand. Sometimes it needs to be nourished and nurtured so it is imperative we make the time for it.

Creativity is a spiritual practice. It is how the Uni-verse expresses through each of us individually. Yet we often put creativity on the back burner and do not give it the time and attention it deserves!

I’ve vloged / blogged about the four quadrants of time management where I have shared how many of us focus on the wrong quadrant by spending most of our time on things that are urgent but not nearly as important (you can read/watch here). Emails are not nurturing your creativity. Errands are not supporting your authentic self-expression.

Perhaps there is a book you want to write, song you want to compose, screenplay you want to finish, painting you want to do, or project you want to start or complete. My question for you today is: What’s stopping you?!?!? If one of your excuses is that you are so busy and you don’t have the time, consider this your permission slip to put some white space on your calendar.

No more procrastinating on a project or putting your own self-expression on the bottom of your to-do list! Revamp your schedule so that you devote regular time to your priorities. Don’t your heartfelt desires deserve your devotion?

Seduce your creative muse . . . not only will you feel enlivening by tending to this side of you, the Uni-verse will be delighted by your creative indulgence.

With love,
Christine

“Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up” Pablo Picasso

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” Maya Angelou

  • http://lettersfromlaunna.blogspot.com Launna

    Hi Christine, I have been reading your blog, most times off my phone where it is hard to comment. Since it is Saturday and I am having a relaxing day, I felt it would be a good day to read yours on the computer and comment here.

    I love this thought about how sometimes creativity needs to be nurtured not scheduled. So many people think they can schedule their lives and then have creativity flow… I know that it happens for some people but most of us really have to disconnect and spend the quality time nurturing ourselves and our creativity :)

  • http://www.alexismeads.com/ Alexis Meads

    Great post, Christine! I agree that creativity is a spiritual practice, and have previously watched that TED Talk by Elizabeth Gilbert on creativity. It helped me to ease into creativity and let it flow!

    xo,
    Alexis