Slow living: taking time out to do something creative

Hi friends! How is it going? I have a question for you. Do you ever feel like sometimes you never have the time or energy to do something creative? Like you’ve been wanting to try out a new recipe or diy project from Pinterest but the time just never seems to be there? And even when you do have time, all the momentum to actually do that thing has worn off so instead you opt to do something else?

Well I’ve  been there before and a lot of times.

I want to try so many new things with my blog but sometimes I just feel really demoralized, like what’s the point? I have to remind myself when I feel like there is no point that I’m doing this to express myself and to share fun ideas with you guys. When I feel demoralized to create something I have decided that taking a few days break to center my thoughts and remember why I started makes me feel revitalized and ready to create again. 

I have also noticed that writing whenever I feel like might also be contributing to the feelings of being demoralized because in all honesty sometimes I just write things hastily without really thinking if it’s absolutely necessary or beneficial to anyone who might read it. To counteract this I am going to try and set a day each week of when to post something. Right now I’m shooting for once a week and preferably on Mondays or Wednesday’s. There’s just something about those days that brings out the creative in me. I’m hoping the time frame between those days gives me more time to replenish my mind and create something worthwhile.

Final questions.

Is there a day(s) in the week that you prefer to create something or start a project? Or do you prefer to create when your heart tells you to? Please feel free to share, your thoughts are always welcome here. Thank you for reading, see you in my next post!

6 thoughts on “Slow living: taking time out to do something creative

  1. Oh I can relate to this post 100%! Always good to get a reminder of why we do what we do (all of it!). I always appreciate it when I take some downtime to recharge, and yet I always fight taking that downtime! Totally can’t force creativity for me, but it comes in steps to make it more manageable. I do a lot of planning and then when I have the time it goes faster and easier. Always worth it though, as being creative is so much fun! 🙂 Dana

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  2. I have set aside time to fill orders that I receive, but if it is just for fun I tend to do it when the mood hits me (and I have time). I have an area out of tiny hands reach that I leave the crafty project out to work on so even if I am doing a little at a time, I can still work on it with out having to put it away and drag it back out.

    I have noticed a trend with myself though. If I have an order to fill or inventory to make yet I have something in my head I would really like to do instead, I have to do what I would like to do first or I will be unhappy with the outcome of the items I need to do. For instance if I have an order for a wallet I need to sew, but I really want to sew up this new purse pattern or paint a rock or can some tomatoes, I need to do what I want to do or I find I mess up on said wallet or it does not turn out up to my expectations.

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    1. Wow, this was very insightful and I love your point about doing what you want to do first because of how it will affect your other work. I never thought of doing that and it is definitely something I will start incorporating into my own routine. Thanks so much for sharing! I really loved reading your response ❤️

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  3. I’m very spontaneous but I am trying to be more routine based as I think it’s better for really acheiving goals. Like you sometimes I just don’t feel like something. My solution at the moment is to make sure I do something else valuable and not just fritter the time away!

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