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Sleep…Phooie

2 Nov

Club Creative Studio’s blog posts have a focus on CREATIVITY.  Today’s focus is on the creativity that is found when it should not be found.

I wish I knew the source of this art.

Is sleep over-rated? I have this thought from time to time. Phooie on sleep!  A perfect sleep or powerful rest are sometimes far and few in between. Are they for you?

It is no secret that many have difficulties sleeping for long periods of time. Some people have medical issues with sleeplessness, others blame this lack of sleep on a busy mind. No matter the cause of sleepless days, weeks, months you may be able to turn those hours into productive times.

For me, not being tired enough for a good sleep, or being restless is a sign that I need to be doing something creative.  I use those times to plan, experiment or apply a hands-on technique that express creativity.  Creativity never sleeps.  Your mind is always racing with creative thoughts.

I figure that I might as well act upon those creative times instead of dwell on them in an idle mode. I can be more or less creative as I get more or less sleep.

There are certain days of the month that I find that I am awake longer periods of time and are then in turn are more creative and productive.  If you have that pattern, take advantage of how you feel. If there is a certain time of day that sparks you to focus more, then take that as a sign to do what you do best when you can.  It may be a matter of being in-tune with yourself that allows you to be at your most creative levels.

Take time for the things you need like sleep.

Take time for yourself and remember to listen to the needs of your body. If you do need extra sleep then by all means attempt to get that. Insomnia is no joke. If you need to be awake and creative, then find a way to make that happen.  Find a balance. Find your balance. Do not deprive yourself  of sleep for creativity but, be creatively productive in those times that you are unable to relax enough for normal sleep needs.

Your mind needs to rest.  Your body needs rest for well-being, we all know this. No one knows YOU better than YOU.  Sometimes that lack of sleep one day is what you will make up for on the next day.

When it comes to CREATIVITY, I find it helpful to seize the moment.

The ideas, trials, errors, experiments may be forgotten if not acted upon quickly so when you are dealing with a creative effort sometimes it is best to act upon it when the mood strikes.  That may be the reason that some of my best ideas come to me in the middle of the night. For goodness sakes, if you are too tired the next day remember what a good power-nap can do for you?

Happy creating to you today – no matter what time of day or night it is for you!

P is for Ponder

22 Apr

Club Creative Studio’s blog has a focus on creativity. Today, let’s take a moment to focus on how we can take a break from the creative work in our day-to-day situations and experience creativity without really thinking about it.  The letter “P” is for ponder.  Ponder how you can be creative in different ways. How might one do this?  Try taking the suggestions below to heart.  How creative will you be in your expressions?  Have a creative day!

Ponder different ways to be creative.

Always know where to find your inner child.  What can you do today that may be considered “child-like”?

Change your mind every 3000 miles. Like the oil change in your car schedule your fresh start today.

Add sprinkles whenever possible… this just means to try to do something special to top off your day.

Follow your dreams where will they take you during your day or night?

Practice moderation.  maybe a slow-down is just what the doctor ordered.

Consider relaxing with yoga, meditation, prayer, message, hot shower or just a good book.

Walk like an Egyptian.  Do something goofy and out of the ordinary to prove you have a sense of humor.

Take a personal inventory and sell, donate or gift what you do not want or have use for any longer.

Close your eyes and make yourself invisible.  The world will still revolve around you but take more deep breaths.

Share your thoughts there’ll always be more!

Don’t let time tick you off.  Prioritize and remember that tomorrow is another opportunity to improve.

Rethink the job you have.  How can you change to bring back more passion to your work situation?

Entertain sad thoughts they’ll really appreciate it.  Look to the light for a brighter day.

Commit yourself to finding more humor in your life.

Look for different ways to be creative every day!

Feel free to add your own suggestions via a comment post as to how someone may simply be creative without thinking about it too hard. Have you been inspired by this list?

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