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How You Can Create Creative Space in 4 Ways

I’ve stated a few times how difficult it is to combine my writing, blogging, painting, and working hats. Since starting the shop (almost a year ago), I’ve realized how crucial each aspect of my creativity is to the others. So, in order to keep a semblance of balance in each aspect of my creative process, I’ve got to prioritize.

Four small, but vital, admissions and acknowledgements have assisted in making space for each part of my creative process. I know you, like me, are made up of a dozen different creative projects that are all vying for your attention while draining you of efficiency. So, here.

Here are four tips to make space for your creative pursuits in all their glory:

1. Realize your goals.

Your side hustle might be just that: a side hustle -nothing more or less. You might, like me, be a maker for making’s sake, for blogging’s joy, for the fun of the process. You might love to paint and create, but fear the pressure of full time creativity on your soul.

Or, you’re the kind of creative who can work with a budget on your back and who, in fact, produces better when there’s an outside force helping spur you onward. Being persistent and determined is the key to success. If you want to reach your goals, you must put forth the effort and constantly fuel your mind by reading. Even when the odds are stacked against you, you must persevere. You have to be adamant about it.

Read also: What Is a Side Hustle, and How Do I Get One?

I believe that each goal should be listed separately, with precise measures to be taken to achieve it and hard time frames. Determine the goals you want to achieve, the rewards you want to get, and the system you’ll use to stay accountable.

Also remember, What one is pursuing right now may not be the ultimate goal of his life. It’s possible that it’s not the main cause for his existence. As a result, one should continue to hunt for clues as to what life’s true purpose is. A person can be happy and successful if they understand their life’s purpose.

2. Be honest about your time.

Creativity isn’t sparse, but time is. You could stay up all night making, writing, blogging, doing if you weren’t going to run out of energy. But, you will and you do.

So, take a few days and track your time. Just a general sense of how much free time you have in the mornings and evenings will do. Then check in with yourself about how you feel in those hours. Are you tired? Do you want a moment to sit and read before the night time routine kicks in? Do you prefer quiet or noise? Is this your prime making time?

Read also: How To Create Time For Self Care When You Are Too Busy

One way to begin to be more honest is to consider the lies we keep telling to ourselves, as they are typically the most damaging lies we ever tell. Consider that for a moment. We deny who we are, what we do, and even what we believe.
And the untruthful mental and physical state in which we operate every day is what leads to the unfavorable outcomes we are experiencing. Put an inflexible time and location on your calendar. Why? According to study, if you tie a precise location, time, and date to anything, you’re at least twice more likely to follow through.

And then, make your day around those hours. I do best writing in the afternoon between three and five. So, I try to be ahead of myself at work (sometimes going in early) so that I can make space (i.e. have no tasks to complete) in that last hour to write. Or, I come home from work and hole myself up with my computer and a glass of water.

3. Write space in on your calendar for each piece of your puzzle.

I just started making sacred creative space in the last year. Friday mornings are my time to get work done, mark things off the shop To Do list, or write at the library. Three of my Friday mornings per month are non-negotiable meaning it is my creative time. No coffee dates, shopping trips, hair appointments, or house-related tasks get to come in and distract me.

This is hard. It is also feels ridiculously luxurious. But, your creative self needs it. Make space whether it’s two hours or twenty minutes, whether it’s daily or weekly or monthly.

When you write down what you’re going to tackle in your given time period, try to focus on one facet of your creativity at a time. This can be challenging and your brain will fight you a bit, but try. Try and try and try. Eventually, your brain and creativity will be willing to compartmentalize.

People who can generate a large number of ideas (both good and bad) are considerably more likely to have a few brilliant ideas concealed within them than those who only have a few ideas to begin with. Set aside time for free writing and come up with as many solutions to an issue as your mind can think of.

4. Find a physical spot that works.

I really wanted to have a space that was all mine to create in when we bought our house. Jason and I agreed we’d have an office-studio space for me to love and decorate. It’s been nice, I enjoy the view out over the green yards in our neighborhood. But, honestly, I do seventy-five percent of my creating at our dinner table. Be it writing or painting or calligraphy work, I prefer the dinner table to any other surface in our house.

I think this is partly because I stretch out and spread all my supplies wide when I work, but it might also be proximity to the coffee maker.

Most importantly, like what you’re doing. Every minute is an adventure for a child, and he or she makes the most of it. Rather than worrying about all of your duties at once, concentrate all of your energy on one project at a time so that you may put your best foot forward.

What’s your biggest creativity tip? And your largest creativity challenge?

AboutKara

I’m a writer, new mom and foodie. I love sharing what I know while making others feel beautiful. On this blog, I share my healthy lifestyle, simple meals, fitness tips and experiences.

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