Posted by: Cathy | November 16, 2016

Creativity Regimen

coach-blog-111616-creativity-regimen A regimen is a schedule or program you use to see results on a goal. Just like you might have a fitness regimen, you can set up a creativity regimen.

A fitness regimen might have a variety of activities, including aerobics/cardiovascular activity, weight-lifting, and flexibility exercises. Just so, you can have a variety of activities in your creativity regimen to stretch your abilities and get stronger.

Let’s use the analogy of a fitness regimen to illustrate a personal creativity program.

1. Aerobics would be like your daily creativity habit, the foundation of your practice. It gets your creative heart-rate pumping and creative calories burning.

2. Weight-lifting would be like trying new creative techniques to strengthen your creative muscles. The more you practice your new technique, the easier it becomes and the better you get at it; and the new techniques give you more tools to use in your daily practice.

3. Flexibility would be like studying nuances of your favorite craft; slowing down and going deeper to study things like character development in writing, perspective in painting, or shadow in photography.

4. Also, rest is important for both a fitness or creativity regimen. Rest allows your muscles to repair, and it allows your creative mind to wander and form new connections and creative visions.

Think about your creativity practice. Do you have each of these four activities represented? What does your creativity regimen look like?

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