A Little Sprinkling


Today, with so many men and women working outside the home,

it is rare to find time to indulge your passions...like art!

A favorite quote on a Mary Engelbreit drawing gives me encouragement:

"You're never too old to be what you might have been."

Make time to enjoy what you truly love. I'm just beginning the journey.

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Creative Time Urgency

As I mentioned in last night's post, there is much more to add regarding this subject. Some interesting comments by Margaret Paul, PhD, taken from the following website: www.innerbonding.com 

“Creative time allows us to move out of the chatter of our left brain and into the peace and serenity of our right brain.”
According to Ms. Paul, everyone needs creative time, even left-brained people--even those who think they are not creative. She further writes:

"If your intention is to accomplish something, or do something well or have something look good, then you will not receive much benefit from your creative time. These fun activities can actually add to your stress if you have any judgment regarding the result. Creative time is about process rather than outcome..."
"Cooking, sewing, drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, writing poetry, writing fiction, writing music, playing music, dancing, woodworking, carving, gardening, making jewelry, acting, singing, inventing — all will replenish your soul and lighten your heart..."

Take time every day to do something creative, whether it be writing, acting or working with your hands.

Taken from a Facebook page called, UNTEMPLATER, someone writes about your creative time on this fan page: http://untemplater.com/self-improvement/productivity/protect-your-creative-time/

Protect your creative time from distractions.

Protect your creative time from other people.

Protect your creative time from yourself.

He writes:
"Whatever the case, whenever it is your creative time, embrace it and don’t let things get in the way..."
"This means focusing. Close the door. Turn off the internet. Put the phone in the other room. Whatever it takes to remove distractions..."
"Don’t answer email. Don’t fix problems that aren’t yours. Don’t manage other people.  Don’t schedule your meetings or phone calls during these periods..."
"...sometimes you are your own worst enemy. We sabotage our own creative time by not putting it at the top of our priority list..."
Thus, we need to put our creative energy to work, in its time, so that we can unleash those creative powers within us and find a respite from the stresses of every day in order to clear our minds and be more productive. It is to our benefit. It makes for clearer thinking. It allows more productivity.
Signing off...

Philosopher of Creative Energy



dora said...

This was a great post and a real eye-opener! Imagine just putting the phone in another room while we create? I'm going to have to do some of these tips! Thanks for this post Therese!

My Dream Garden said...

You and me, both! I'm not very self-disciplined, but I'm seeing things in a whole new light, now. Thanks, Dora.

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