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How Much Time Are You Giving Your Creativity?

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Hi, I’m Jessica’s Creativity, and I have a video to share with you today!

Jessica recently came across this brilliant 2 minute video. Anyone interested in their Creativity should take the time to watch it.

Unless you’re a minimalist hermit living in the Himalayas, you’re probably trying to fit your creative projects into a schedule that already holds important tasks like sleeping, eating, cleaning teeth, making a living and watching reality TV.

So how much time do you devote to your creative projects?

This video gives you a choice:

  • You can give your Creativity the minimum amount of time to do a task…but then you must accept the average result, OR
  • You can set aside extra time to do the task, and give your Creativity the room to properly create.

Both options require sacrifice. The question is: What will you sacrifice? Your time or your project?

It’s your decision.

So what do you think? Make a commitment and let me know in the comments.

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A quick note from Jessica: My plans have suddenly changed and I’m traveling overseas sooner than expected (in three weeks! Eek!). I’m looking for some guest posts help me through the next few weeks while I get my plans sorted and recover from jetlag. If you’re interested in guest posting here on Creativity’s Workshop, take a look at the guidelines and then send me an e-mail.

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6 thoughts on “How Much Time Are You Giving Your Creativity?

  1. I’m really impressed by the fact that ALL the kids drew clocks in those first 10 seconds. I would have gone for a flower sort of thing. It’s very interesting. Thank you for sharing this video.

  2. Project for sure. I reserve 2 hours on four days a week for my projects.

    • That’s great! I’m sure you see creative results from all your hard work. 🙂

      • Well. Actually I’m not really the one that can finish things and do far to many things in parallel. So not as many results, I would like to achieve. ;-(

        But the schedule opens up room and it feels good to have dedicated time.

        It’s hard sometimes to convince the people around you, that you are not available, not even for five minutes.

      • I’m sure you’re not the only person who has trouble finishing their creative projects. I’ve got a post about that subject coming out soon. Stay tuned. 😉

        It is hard for people around you to recognise that this is your special creative time. That’s why I have a sign “Writer at Work!” which goes on my door when I’m writing. When my family sees that sign they know I’m busy. Some people put headphones on, even if they’re not listening to anything, to discourage interruptions.

        In the end, the main thing is to have that room in your day for your Creativity. As you say, it’s a really good feeling to have that dedicated time to work on your projects.

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