Finding Creative Space

Leav2TI’m betting you are busy. Not just a little, but crazy busy. It’s the way our world runs these days – fast! How do we get off, slow down, make a creative space? I’m talking about 30 minutes to an hour of lovely creative time a day. I don’t have all the answers, I struggle too. But here are a few things that help me to find some creative space.

1. Recognize that everything else will benefit, yup, even go better, if you take some time to refresh your spirit by being creative.
2. Acknowledge that most of what we do in non work hours doesn’t have such huge urgency that it can’t wait an hour. Or even a day. If you don’t tidy up before Great Aunt Bertha gets there, the world will carry on, quite oblivious. And so likely will Aunt Bertha.
3. Stand still. Breathe deep. And then make a list. Figure out what you must do, and what can wait. Writing things down can be a great way to have a brief closure on the “to do” (or as I like to call it, “do do”) list.
4. Go Create. Because no one else can create in the same unique way that you do. End of story. 

Those are my thoughts. What are yours? Share with us what things help you pull away from crazy busyness and find a creative space in your world.