Nurturing your creativity takes time and attention, but as I’ve found out, it doesn’t take as much time as I had originally figured.
Thirty minutes a day can do wonders for a creative person. It can create a proverbial garden of inspiration.
In thirty minutes, you can:
Write a full page of your book (that’s about 250 words)
Edit a half a page.
Knit three rows of your latest project.
Sketch a part of a drawing.
Practice a couple of songs.
Go for a walk. (Daily walks are the best for clearing your brain and getting those creative juices flowing.)
Draft a blog post.
I used to thing I needed long, uninterrupted stretches of time to nurture my creativity. Well, my lifestyle doesn’t always allow me such luxuries. In fact, that last time I have a long, uninterrupted time to do anything was when I had an unexpected 11 hour layover at the Atlanta airport. (After getting over the grumpies about my layover, I didn’t think twice about getting to work on my latest project!)
Times When Busy Parents Can Nurture their Creativity
Before the children get up
While the children are eating.
When the children are busy playing.
Right before you go to bed.
This tiny snatches of time add up, but when we are in the midst of our days it can often seem like the exact opposite.
Time for you: Do you long to pursue a passion? Have you learned to snatch up minutes to nurture your creative life?