How to Incorporate a Creative Hour into Your Day
I was discussing with my roommate about my blog and he asked me, “How does one even have time to incorporate a Creative Hour into their day?” I suggested an hour because for me personally, when I am really getting in to the process of creation, I am in the zone, and if I were to cut off before an hour, I would be disconnected from the creative moment. It takes time to come up with an idea and then to further execute it. However if you feel like your day is so jam packed that there is absolutely no time in your day to be creative, might I suggest that you look over your day again. I have a personal mantra that I go by, nothing is impossible if you put your mind to it.
Let’s break down a typical day, this may vary for everyone, but this is generally speaking. So you wake up, get ready for work, eat breakfast (could be on the go), then your off. How do you get to work? You could be driving, if you are in Los Angeles that is very probable. However you could live in a more public transit city, your commute could be 20 minutes to an hour. Works done, and now you are headed back home and once you’ve arrived you’ll start your evening routine. Now add up all the pockets of time that you have, and see how much time you actually have available. You might have an hour or two that you didn’t even realize that you had. For example, it could be your lunch hour. A creation moment starts off with a thought and/or an idea. This thought could occur during your travels to and from work. Or it could occur within the hour that you start preparing yourself for bed. Break it down, if a whole hour doesn’t work, then do two half hours.
Here is my impromptu idea for the week: Look closely at your schedule and see where you have pockets of time, and schedule yourself Creative Hour.
“Creativity is contagious, pass it on”
- Albert Einstein