Ten ways for busy people to add more creativity to everyday life.

First of all, give yourself permission to be creative. Your creativity deserves priority. On a very busy day you can still do the minimum. However, promise yourself that you don’t go to bed without doing something creative. Even if its organizing your books on a shelf by colour or sharpening some pencils. 

2. Make little drawings in your notebook. Especially during busy periods it’s very satisfying. One little drawing isn’t that impressive but when there are 30 little ones on 1 page it looks great! A tiny drawing, let’s say 3 by 3 cm, takes a couple of minutes to draw so there’s no excuse.

6. Learn to love the process. Try to stay present and allow yourself enjoy the creative process. Don’t focus on the result, embrace imperfections and always go for progress.

7. Give yourself some time. You don’t have to finish your project today or tomorrow. You have time. It’s totally okay to let it be for a time. No sweat honey!

8. Create a nice space for yourself where you feel comfortable working on your projects. This doesn’t have to be an entire room, it can also be a desk in the corner of your bedroom. As long as it’s a sacred space for you. Light a candle and add some essential oils to create me-time. 



3. Handletter your shoppinglists or draw something in your little one’s home to school communication notebook. You’re writing this anyway so why not enjoying it?!

4. If you’re into drawing: small sketchbooks are the best! Passport size works just fine because it takes less time to fill a page than a bigger size sketchbook. I personally love the Moleskine watercolour pocket albums and the Midori passport size refill notebooks (012 Sketch paper).

5. Creativity’s not just drawing or painting. It can be anything from baking a cake to decorating a room to take nice photos. If you do one of your favourite creative things mindfully, even if it’s 5 minutes a day, you’ll feel more content and fulfilled.

9. Prioritize play! Some things can wait, like the laundry or a dusty shelf. When you sit and create something first and then do the chores, you’ll do them with a lighter heart and you’ll see that you finish them in no-time. We often put so much energy in procrastinating or complaining. Use that energy for creating something instead!

Last but not least: follow curiosity! This makes you feel engaged and alive. When curiosity guides, you’re always inspired and say the word ‘WOW’ many times a day. There are so many new things to discover and learn and internet’s great way to find out anything. When you wonder about how something was made, how it works grows or happens you’ll have plenty of things to discover.

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