It is important for creatives to be consistent in practicing their craft. The goal is not necessarily about perfection (although if that’s your thing, go for it!) but practice creates inspiration and inspiration helps you to be even more creative. In other words, the more consistent you are then the more creative you will be. The perfect circle of creativity!
Here are three quick tips to help you to be a consistent creative:
1. Set a specific time Set a time for a creative session in your bullet journal, on a post-it note, on your phone, watch, wind-up alarm – just about anywhere you regularly check. When you’ve written something down, you’re more likely to follow through on doing said activity.
2. Set a specific goal
Being specific is an important aspect of goal setting. For instance, a goal such as “wallet making”, “painting” or “writing” may be a bit too vague. Instead, try “I will create a pattern for a wallet in this set time.” OR “Today I will make two wallets in this set time.” OR “I will complete the first draft of one painting/story during this set time.” Being specific will help you not to feel overwhelmed by the activity ahead.
3. Reward yourself! Make sure not to skip this step. Once you’ve achieved your goal reward yourself. It doesn’t have to be a monetary reward (although you know that Canvas & Cocktails or Fluid Art class you’ve had your eye on in this month’s calendar is calling to you) but it can be something as simple as taking some down time by the beach for yourself or anything else you like to do.
As the motivational speaker, Tony Robbins said, “It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, it’s what we do consistently.” I promise that if you stick to these three quick tips, you will form a healthy habit of being a consistent creative.
For all our artsy creatives, you can practice these tips for this month’s Inktober challenge. It’s never too late to join in on the fun. Don’t forget to hashtag #Inktober2018Cayman and #CaymanCreatives if you join.
Do you implement any of these tips already? Do you have any tips on how to be a consistent creative? Please share the creative love so that we may learn from each other.