It’s important to respect and honor our creative sides. The things that really get us excited and inspired, and that we let fall by the wayside when we get busy.
Those things that maybe we had some great success with or enjoyment within a former part of your life. Activities like writing, reading, fine arts, and the performing arts. Maybe we like to sing or maybe we would like to write short stories, whatever it is.
But creating space in our lives to really pursue those creative endeavors, those things that get us excited is so important for personal and professional growth.
For me, an example here I want to share is that last night I just finished recording the audio for my second book, “Live Inspired: Five Minute Intentions to Energize Your Life and Your Career.”
This was a six-month-long process at least, and frankly creating the content took far longer. But it feels so good to be able to set a goal and achieve it by creating space in my life: by giving myself the time, resources, and capital I needed to finish the task.
This wasn’t just me. I had six different people on my team at a publishing company. And my brand strategists put in so much value, heart, and effort into this project to see it through to the finish line.
Now we’re building out the launch and marketing plan and we’re going to be publishing the ebook in less than a month, and the paperback in January.
Even if you just make use of the Creative Hour and spend one hour a day doing the things that get you excited and aren’t necessarily “for work.”
So don’t forget to create space in your life to be creative and do things that are outside of your comfort zone because it’s great for the mind and for the soul.