Create: Day 51
What have you overdone?
And I don’t mean tortilla chips. And I don’t mean creativity or exercise. Or yard work either.
I’m wondering what nonessential things you’ve over-spent your time on.
Things that aren’t giving you great returns. Such as watching television or reading junk (romance novels, trashy bestsellers, magazines that are vehicles for advertising) or surfing the net or shopping as recreation.
You note I specify not only nonessential, but over-spent and overdone because everyone occasionally needs to kick back for a little True Blood or you-tube or handbag gazing. We don’t want to be self-righteous. That’s boring.
I overdo when it comes to the web. I love it. I feel as if it’s a big, wonderful library of thought, a garden of shopping, and a window of entertainment all in one. But I sometimes follow link after link, to no end at all.
Here’s what I’d like us to try starting tomorrow: for the next 12 days, don’t change your overdoing ways, but do keep track of the amount of time spent overdoing.
I’ll tell you what to do with those numbers on Day 63. You can guess this will eventually lead into funneling more time into creativity.
Create Month 2
What to do so far:
In case you missed a day, the reminders below are clickable.
Don’t put off creativity.
Use your limited experience with unlimited imagination.
Don’t worry about the destination.
If you’re stuck, lower your standards and go on.
Take a creativity vacation.
Value your creative visions.
Moodle every other week.
Fill out Creative Project Completion Plan I.
Fill out Creative Project Completion Plan II.
Fill out Creative Project Completion Plan III.
Track project reality versus guesstimates.
Practice seeing creatively.
Keep a creative project box.
On the Ides, I’d rather be…
Your materials don’t make the masterpiece…you do.
Be creative 7 days a week.
Get happy…and more creative.
Don’t envy fellow creatives.
Protect your creative time and space.
Track the amount of time you spend on a nonessential you overdo.