Making Time for Creative Joys
It’s time to get back to blogging. I used to write a post almost weekly for well over two years and I loved the focus of the task as well as sharing an idea that I’ve learned. Now I’ve realised that I’ve been missing it! So I am committing to my writing again.
My unpaid creative joys always seem like the last items on my list, after all the priorities of life. These joys are never urgent and there’s no one that needs them by a set deadline. Often, by the time all of the day’s tasks are completed, it’s easy to be worn out.
However, writing is an activity that makes me feel alive and that is something worth making time for. So how do we make sure we fit our alive-feeling activities into our lives?
This is what I will do for my writing practice:
- Decide how often is enough for me, both ideally and practically. (1 blog per week)
- Consciously acknowledge that I WANT to choose to prioritise this.
- Commit the time, & write it in my diary, when I plan my week.
- Decide how many hours are needed per week. I like to over-estimate. (3 hrs max)
- Accept that some weeks I may not be able to make the time, and get back to it as soon as I can.
Now that I have done those steps I can already see the 3 days on which I can make an hour of time for writing.
Now over to you…
- What do you love to do that always gets shoved to the bottom of the pile, or abandoned altogether?
- In an ideal world, how often would you like to do it?
- Can you realistically fit that in?
- If not, how can you make time in your day/week/month to do your activity?
Tip: Little and often is better than never!
- Really commit yourself to make time. (I find writing it in my diary super helpful)
- Again, accept that sometimes you won’t have the time or headspace, then get back to your joyful activity asap.
As you really decide to commit to yourself, you may find some fears coming up. If you do that’s totally fine and normal! Especially if the activity is one you’ve been putting off. Could it be that you’ve put it off partly out of a fear, whatever the size? It’s amazing what a tiny negative thought can stop you from doing!
But that’s the subject for another post.
Now, go enjoy your alive-feeling activity 🙂
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