Create: Day 28
Creativity: your soul mate.
I’ve already mentioned that creativity guru Eric Maisel is a god. And he talks about religion in The Creativity Book: A Year’s Worth of Inspiration and Guidance (Habithackers, just buy the book; Yes, following this book to the letter will do even more for you than reading this blog).
Maisel’s very first instruction is to make creativity your religion–either as a supplement to your preferred worship–or, if you’re not among the denominational faithful, as your primary religion. He writes,
“Creativity is soulful work.
When a person loses herself in the creative act she suddenly participates in the mystery of life. Second, creativity allows a person to really manifest her potential.”
That’s a very good reason to worship at the altar of your piano or easel on Creative Sundays. As Maisel says, your religion
“will need its precepts and its liturgy, but first it needs its activities. It needs to be lived.
Making creativity your religion means doing…”
Don’t miss out on creative “doing” next Sunday. Plan for it now.
Create Month 1
What to do so far:
In case you missed a day, the reminders below are clickable.
Be violent and original in your creative life.
Make collages (dream boards, vision boards).
Leave perfectionism behind.
Take risks by throwing out tons of ideas.
Set aside time every Sunday to work on art.
Moodle (going on an “artist date”) once a month on Saturdays (to start).
Make more time for creativity by ditching something else.
Schedule moodling (artist date) for next month.
Try setting a timer for 11 minutes for a fast, creative break.
Decide what you’d need in order to finish one of your shelved projects.
Join with other artists.
Practice for expertise, play for yourself.
On the Ides, I’d rather be ______.
Be green and glean.
Live your passions in your work.
Protect your artist space.
Customize creative habithacking.
Good enough is plenty good.
Abandon your projects or commit to them.
Use your environment to best advantage.
Free your mind on Fridays.
In the war of art…half the battle is getting a start.
Surviving as an artist is better than thriving as anything else.
Perform your creative ritual.
Remember the science of seven.
Practice your creativity religiously.