Hello November and welcome back to Collectivitea! I took a few days off after the 21-day gratitude challenge to mull over what I wanted to do next. Keeping a gratitude journal and completing the challenge was both enjoyable and motivational. It was almost as if taking the time to write about what I was thankful for doubled my happiness. It also brought home that I love to write and take pictures. Taking time to do either makes my day more joyful and on the days when I just move from one to-do after another, I feel cut off from this source of joy. I believe that this joy is really where the secret to a happy life lies, and I want to explore and learn more about it every day.
We all have things to do on our daily lists that are non-negotiable like going to work or taking the kids to school. I am adding and committing to a new non-negotiable item on the list- to engage with my creative side for 365 days in a row and to share it here. 365 days of creativity! That sounds like permission to have fun! Yay!
How I Am Going to Pursue 365 Days Of Creativity
Exploring my creativity has always meant writing and photography; sometimes, a little drawing. In addition to showcasing other creatives, Collectivitea has been my online journal of personal growth. Writing and sharing my thoughts here is how I wrap up my day, on most days. But I have never made a 365-day commitment. The gratitude challenge showed me that I could be consistent, and it’s time to scale it up! I am committing to showing up, writing, and sharing one creative exercise every day for the next 365 days.
How To Start Your Own 365 Days Of Creativity
I would love for you to join! How? It’s simple and there are many options.
1.) Pick something that you like to do. Writing and/or keeping a journal. Scrapbooking. Photography. Baking. Jewelry making. Making art or music. Creating something. Commit to doing it 365 days of the year. If you start later, don’t worry! Just commit to 365 days and get started.
2) The other option is to get a 365-day journal like the 365 Days of Art: A Creative Exercise for Every Day of the Year by Lorna Scobie or similar journal and follow the daily prompt.
3)Alternatively, come visit me! If you are looking for daily prompts for a creative exercise, I will be sharing links and one creative exercise every day that you can try.
You can tag me on social media if you’d like to share what you are doing (please use hashtag #ctea365 ).Whatever you choose to do, know that you can always visit for daily support, and inspiration.
Goals For 365 Days Of Creativity
The goal is to be creative. To have some fun. To be more joyous. And to steer away from thinking that this is one more to-do on my daily list. I don’t want to think “oh no, I have to do my creative exercise for the day!” Instead, I want to think of it as a permission to have some fun. My goal for this year of creativity is to do exactly what Neil Gaiman said in his journal’s New year entry. And maybe we will make some magic! – Priya
Join the Collectivitea community and let’s be creative together!