Leisure time doesn’t always depend on us, that’s why occupations which we want to deal with, often encounter obstacles.
See some tips to avoid them and to increase your creativity and effectiveness.
“I will do it when I have time.” Does this phrase tell you anything? We always bear in our mind a plan that we want to implement, but everyday life has another view.
Obstacles, distractions, and difficulties never stop.
Therefore, a job or an occupation which you want to dedicate yourself to and requires your creativity, it doesn’t worth to be continually postponed.
It’s better to find ways to increase your effectiveness, with the data that are valid every moment.
So, either you plan to write a book for example, or to create a website, or to prepare a completed proposal or a presentation for your job.
Besides to deal with a craft or an exciting new hobby, try to apply the following ideas and to find the coveted time and the appropriate concentration to achieve them.
• Socialize with people that inspire you
Think about who people of your circle of acquaintances exercise the most “positive” effect about your inspiration, with which
of your friend’s discussion takes interesting turns every time and can lead to new ideas.
What’s be sure to socialize more with them to inspire you, to advise you, to offer you feedback about your progress and to support you through your essential contact.
• Create a stable schedule
Put in some order the “chores” of the day, like shopping, cooking, bill payments, house cleaning, etc. so that after some point they will be done “automatically.”
You will see that like this you will be able to think already of things and ideas that concern your project even when you do them.
• Have always available the ammunitions
If for example, the occupation that you try to enter in your schedule is painting, organize a closet or a suitcase with the appropriate tools.
So, when the coveted but least time to deal is found out of the blue, you won’t need to spend half of this time to look for the objects that you will need and to prepare them before you start.
To search for the objects that you will need and to develop them before you start.
• Focus on one activity each time
Like this thing become easier for your brain, that can concentrate undistracted on one work, something that will make you more useful to each occupation of yours.
Will make you more useful to each occupation of yours.
• Do something relevant to your plan every day
As long as you leave it… it leaves you too.
Even if it’s about something minimum that will develop the idea that you work on, do it during the day.
One or two more pages for the book that you write, the editing of one more photograph for the artistic project that you prepare, shopping or the invitations for a party that you prepare- even five minutes devoted to an aspect of your creative pursuit every day, can make the difference.
An artistic project that you develop, shopping or the invitations for a party that you prepare- even five minutes devoted to an aspect of your creative pursuit every day, can make the difference.
Devoted to an aspect of your creative pursuit every day can make the difference.
• Find ways to restrain your ideas
Ideas and inspiration are necessary “fuels” to each creative occupation.
Don’t let product of inspiration to slip your mind: have always with you a little notebook especially for this work, get used to write down or to record on your cell phone the ideas that come and use post-its to your benefit not to lose any “diamond” which comes in your mind out of the blue.
For this work, get used to write down or to record on your cell phone the ideas that come and use post-its to your benefit not to lose any “diamond” which comes in your mind out of the blue.
• Study for happiness
Read books about your activity or attend lectures and seminars that will help you to learn methods and theories, which will increase your effectiveness on what you do.
• Organize your minutes
As we said, even 5 or 10 minutes are valuable.
Think in a “long-term” sense: what you can do in 10 minutes about your project.
Free time, for better or worse, doesn’t come summed up, but it scatters in little doses during all the day.
Therefore we have to learn to exploit it even fragmentarily.
• Creativity… to go
Take your creativity with you: recorded material for your work, important books that you can read in the means of public transport or on some journey, a handy light notebook, which you can take everywhere and work, are some solutions that come in our mind.
• Get rid of what slow you up
In other words, turn off television or browser on your computer, put your mobile phone in soundless mode and remove every distraction, when your focus is needed.
• Train your Muse
Like one of the poets said, even art is a job, which as the flying of mind and senses is necessary, so it requires your stay for hours to place, space and point, where someone is used to write.
In other words, get used to working in a particular place and at a certain hour every day, and soon we will see that inspiration is something that… is trained.