We all have those ideas for hobbies we’d like to do, if only we had the time. But with 168 hours in the week, I believe we all can find the time to do something creative. Even if it’s just 15 minutes.
What are some of your favorite creative endeavors you used to love to do, before your calendar filled up with business meetings, family commitments, and other adulting responsibilities?
Many of my execs travel frequently and have little downtime, but I’d contend there’s always room for creativity. It doesn’t have to be elaborate or expensive or time-consuming.
The benefits of spending time on creative endeavors are endless.
In addition to them being just plain fun, it makes you well-rounded, sparks new ways of thinking, fuels innovativeness, promotes relaxation and helps you make new connections.
And who knows…it may even open you up to new long-term career possibilities.
Whenever you’re doing something creative, you’re growing and stretching in a new way.
I’ve been pairing my creative side with my left-brained way of thinking for years. Cooking, photography, playing the piano, writing, comedy, painting, interior design… these are a few of my favorite things 🙂
And this blend has without a doubt fueled my business success in a big way.
Here are three simple ideas to kick-start your creativity this week:
- Photography: No fancy camera’s needed. Just grab your iPhone, put it on portrait mode, and spend a few minutes photographing something in your house with the intentionality of being creative. And then you can have it printed on a canvas, and add some artwork with a personalized flare to your walls. Am I getting too carried away now?…Pam you said this was gonna be simple
- Paint: You can make this a family affair. We love to go buy some canvases, paints, and paintbrushes, and let everybody channel their inner VanGogh.
- Writing: Capture one of your favorite memories.
What else? What creative pursuits do you want to try?
This week I’d encourage you to set aside just 15 minutes for creativity and self-expression.
I’d love to hear how it goes. Grab a time here and I can help you find a way to make creativity a permanent part of your lifestyle.