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3 Reasons to Commit to Creativity

by | Jan 22, 2021

3 Reasons to Commit to Creativity

by | Jan 22, 2021

30 Days of Creativity: Reconnecting to my bliss and taking action!

Woah, it has been a minute. The last quarter of the year for me was full of questions, finding answers, and then questioning those answers again. But the biggest part? My increased tendency to just step into action.  

Sometimes, you just need to trust your gut, or look at your indecision and realize, how is this actually helping me?  

My answer to that question after the first few weeks of 2021:

Reconnect to creativity and just take action!

I have been facing a ton of self-doubt when it comes to my writing, and I realized I haven’t written unabashedly creatively for my own self expression in a very long time. And to keep me accountable, I decided to go public.  

For the next 30 days I will be posting to my Instagram stories daily a little paragraph of prose to flex my creative writing muscle. I will be challenging myself to create in a way I haven’t in a long time.  

And I want to challenge you, too!

It doesn’t have to be writing, it can be whatever creative craft tugs at your soul. If you join in on Instagram, you can use #30daysofcreativity and tag me, @permissiontofail_blog. I would love to share your daily creative successes to my stories, too!  

And before we go any further, remember, just taking action is success. There is no call for perfection here. There is only the ask that you give yourself a little permission to fail. And I would love to support you on that journey!  

So, with that note, good morning 2021, let’s get to work.

Reasons to commit to your creativity for 30 days. 1. Affirm your love of the craft. 2. Keep the inspiration alive. 3. because it's fun.

Commit to Creativity Reason 1: Affirm Your Love of the Craft 

Some of you might be reading this and immediately think, heck yeah, it’s time to create! But maybe some of you need a little more convincing. I did…even when I thought of the idea myself!

I truly believe we are all creative in our own ways, you may have just lost a sight a little bit.  

That is why the first reason to participate in the 30 day challenge to reconnect with your creativity (and why I am) is to affirm your love of the craft.

It is so easy to forget why you love your creative specialty when it becomes part of the daily doldrums of life. Until recently, I wasn’t even aware that I forgot. I was starting to get stressed out and avoiding projects until the last possible moment. (You might notice I haven’t posted a new article on this blog for a few months) 

But a couple nights ago, I was scrolling deep into my IG and realized I used to post some golden nuggets of poetic prose. And reading them back, I realized the joy I felt writing them.

I wanted to once again create those multi-dimensional sentences, floating effortlessly above the clouds and dipping down low to skim over the surface of a lake.  

Reason number 1 to recommit to your creativity is to affirm your love of the craft

Whatever the way your creative specialty makes you feel, it’s time to feel that again. Fall back into the kind of giddy love you felt in middle school when your crush smiled at you. Flex that muscle that maybe hasn’t been used for a long time.

It might be hard at first, but if you give yourself that permission to fail, you might just find yourself succeeding in ways you never imagined.

Commit to Creativity Reason 2: Keep the Inspiration Alive 

I’m just going to put it out there- creative blocks suck. We put our heart and soul into the work that we create, it’s the worst kind of terrible when we feel like we just cannot break free of whatever it is holding us back.  

But the truth is, it’s those moments when we push so far out of that box that we end up creating the thing we’re most proud of.  

This is the time to get a little Dead Poet’s Society about it. Stand on your desk, chair, roof of your house, whatever is high enough for you, and force a perspective shift.

Look at your project differently. Squint your eyes and tilt your head. I’m also not speaking in metaphors here. Do it. Physically change your perspective and your mind will follow.  

Reason number 2 to commit to creativity is to keep the inspiration alive

After I paced around my house, stood on my front steps, and got enough inquisitive stares from my toddler, I decided my solution was to challenge myself for 30 days straight to create. Specifically, to write a short form prose piece, and publish it to my Instagram every day.

I would love it if you join me. It’s doesn’t have to be writing. It can be anything that you feel drawn to reconnect with. Let’s work through those blocks, an inspire ourselves like never before.  

Commit to Creativity Reason 3: Being Creative is Fun

Shouldn’t this really be the only reason to ever do anything in life?  

The toddler in my life has reminded me constantly how easy it really is to have fun.

She will look at her hands and laugh. She will look at a stuffed animal in a hat and laugh. She will hold her fork up in the middle of dinner and just lose it in the deepest laughter I have ever heard.  

I want my creativity to be that toddler kind of fun.

When I approach my projects, I want to feel bliss. I might be challenged, but that doesn’t mean I can’t play at the same time.  

Reason number 3 to commit to creativity is because creativity is fun.

I’ve been writing this section listening to Miley Cyrus’s We Can’t Stop. It wasn’t intentional (thank you random sportify playlists), but it’s working for me.

I don’t get it, and it’s not at all my normal writing music, but right now, I’m having fun, and why would I question that?  

Commit to Creativity: Are You Ready to Act?

Now, are you ready to act? Are you ready to push yourself out of whatever funk you might be feeling and recommit to your creativity?

Will you challenge yourself to being intentionally creative for 30 days?  

I’d love for you to join me on Instagram. You can check out the post here, and follow along every day in my stories for a daily creation from me. If you do participate, I’d love to share your daily update in my stories, too!  

This is a purely for the love of the craft, to lift up our creativity, help to cast away any of that silly self-doubt, and give ourselves permission to fail…because you might just succeed.  

Want to Challenge Yourself Further?

If you want to take it a little further, check out my post on goal setting to set yourself up for all future successes, or my post on creating a foundation of self-love if you feel like you need to take a little time to reconnect to yourself before moving forward.

How Are You Committing to Your Creativity?

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