Make time for creative time.
If something is important to you, you will make time for it.
I hate waking up any earlier than I possibly need to. I used to give myself only a 1-2 minute buffer in the morning when I was getting ready for work.
Then I started my Master’s Program. I was concerned I would lose time for blogging and scrapbooking. Then I did something that’s so unequivocally against my personality: I started getting up earlier.
Not early early. Just around 30 minutes early. After I get ready for the day, for 30 minutes I sit and work on a creative project. I don’t clean the house, I don’t start looking at work email. Creative time only.
I found that creative time in the morning is calming. I don’t have things piling up in the day yet to make me worry. By the time I get to work, I’ve already done a little something for a project and I don’t stress out as much if there’s something that’s going to eat into my creative time in the evening.
How about you? Does this make you think of how you prioritize creative time?