As much as I believe in the power of daily creative action, I know how hard it can be to maintain over long periods of time.
Over the years the one activity I have maintained with consistency is meditation. It is my sanity, my inspiration and my resting place. I also know that if I don’t meditate first thing in the morning it doesn’t happen. So in the morning I make a cup of coffee (I know, I know but it really doesn’t impact my meditation or my sleep), feed the animals and sit down to meditate for 45-60 minutes.
As creatives we don’t like to get too structured and but this little bit of discipline has huge payoffs. Once I’m done with the writing, it’s time for some off the page spontaneity. Often I’ll work on a business project. Sometimes I go for a walk. Sometimes I declare I’m done for the day.
So that’s how I structure my day to get the most out of it without having to beat myself into submission.
It’s just one way of doing it. What’s yours?
Photo Credit: Renxx Gmdr