It’s been really interesting as I try to form habits of practice. I seem to have a lot of difficulty doing so, and quickly fall out of habit once my schedule changes. I travel often enough for work that this is an issue.
Recently, I’ve been doing the 30 Day Creativity Challenge from Little Girl Designs. The basic premis is that you spend 20 minutes a day doing something creative. Jennie has created a downloadable mini-workbook that includes space for you to give yourself permission to take the time every day and a 30 day calendar to track your progress. I printed up both of these sheets and have been writing down my progress every day. The printed sheet lives by my laptop, which is right next to the chair that I usually sit in to knit, spin or crochet.
I wonder if there might not be something about having a printed sheet right there that I can fill in that helps to keep me on track. That and it’s only 20 minutes a day.
I’m on day 13 right now and I find that I have the urge to create every day. Today I was busy and didn’t do anything until about 30 mins ago .. and I wanted to create .. there was a desire to pick up yarn and make.
I’ve already created one thing – the dino pictured here – and I’m working on a shawl that has been in the UFO (UnFinished Objects) pile for a long time.
I do have a good bit of travel between now and the end of the 30 days, so we’ll see if the habit can continue. I’ll definately take socks with me to make!