If you'd ask me to pick two things I learned in the past year, then would be:
1. Time is valuable and you’ll never have enough of it.
2. (which is related to 1) Always ask ’Why?’
Asking this very simple question helps you get your priorities straight.
-You want to develop a creative habit.
Ask yourself ‘Why’. Because when I am creating, it makes me feel happy.
Perfectly solid reason.
-To develop your creative habit, whether it’s drawing, knitting, sculpting, cooking, painting or anything else: you’re going to need to carve out time in your schedule.
Why? Because otherwise life gets in the way and before you know it, time has gone by without you getting the chance to do what you truly love. And you will feel frustrated - over and over again.
-You might catch yourself doing something else that seems more important, and guess what? It takes up that single bit of time you planned for creating. Resulting in disappointment and frustration.
Why? Because you didn’t ask yourself ‘Why?’.
Why is answering your email right now more important than taking out your sketchbook and draw? Because there’s someone waiting for my reply. Are you sure about that? Would you rather work on other people’s agendas than holding onto your own? I’m sure they can wait for a little bit, and if it’s urgent - they’ll call you.
Close that email inbox and instead, work on that piece of art that is waiting for you.
Scratching your creative itch is way more urgent than answering emails, checking your Facebook feed, doing dishes or laundry and all other forms of distracting procrastination out there.
Why? Because when you are creating, it makes you feel happy. You said so yourself!
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