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5 Quick Tips To Find Time To Create

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With a busy work schedule, grocery shopping, cooking, and cleaning it is often difficult to find time to do what you love. Whether you’re creating magnificent paintings, intricate jewelry, or heartfelt songs, you will come across periods in your life where you may feel like you have absolutely no time to pursue your talents. However, finding time within your hectic work schedule can be much easier than you may think. The following 5 tips are our recommendations for finding some extra time in your day or week to sit down and create.

Schedule Time

The best way to find time to do anything is to schedule it into your day. Having a planner or calendar with your weekly and monthly events will show you where you have time to block off for only creating purposes. Creating should be one of your top priorities so whenever you have some free time try to turn it into creating time.

Turn Phone or Computer Time Into Art Time

Think about how much time you spend browsing the internet or scrolling through social media on your phone, computer, or tablet. If you turned this time into creative time, imagine how much creating you could do. Another strategy that turns phone time into creating time is, anytime you make a phone call that will be lengthy turn on speaker phone. Now you can multitask and create while you chat, which is much more efficient than just sitting and conversing. Multitasking will in most cases be your friend when trying to make the most of your time. 

Bring a Notebook, Journal, or Sketchpad Everywhere

With something to doodle and write on always at hand you are free to create and brainstorm at all times of the day. Anytime an idea pops into your head you will have somewhere to document it. Whether you are jotting down new lyrics or chords to a song, creating a storyboard, or practicing your sketching skills, any type of creator can benefit from this.

Distance any Distractions

Anything that personally distracts you should be moved away from your creative space. This will make your time spent creating, interruption free and more productive.

Incorporate Creation Into Your Social Time

Create during quality time with your children, parents, or friends. Show them what you do and let them join you in the process. This is a great way to have a balanced social and creative life because you are able to do what you love with the ones you love.

Conclusion

The more time you spend creating and doing what you love the better you will become and the happier you will be. By applying these few tips to your daily life you will open up so much time for creating that you never even knew was there.

Sources:

http://blog.creativelive.com/how-to-find-time-to-make-art/?utm_variation=1rhYlu

http://balzerdesigns.typepad.com/balzer_designs/2012/12/five-ways-to-make-time-for-art.html

https://www.theartofed.com/2014/12/22/making-time-for-making-art/

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