Introduction: Welcome! We are now into Week 5, Day 29 of the 365-Day Creativity Challenge, and I am excited and happy to have you here! I use the terms ‘creative’, ‘creativity’ or ‘creative exercise’ very loosely. While they have very specific meanings within the art or business worlds, I define it as any activity that allows us to access an inner stillness. Where the mind’s incessant chatter decreases, and for that short period of time, we are in the presence of a magnificent quietude. Where we feel joyful and recharged as if accessing a powerful, bountiful source of imagination and ideas. It makes what we do- draw, write, paint, work in a science lab, dance, sing, play music, photography etc. etc.- a spiritual experience. It has nothing to do with talent and skill level, and everything to do with joy. Whether you take part in all 365 days, or 7, 21, or 30 days, or join us when you can, I hope you will take the time to relax, slow down, and be your joyous self! Want more details? You may want to read this introduction to the 365-Day Creativity Challenge. Have a wonderful day! — Priya
Day 29 Prompt: How do you define success? I remember reading about a petition to the Merriam Webster dictionary to change the definition of success. For today’s creative exercise prompt, take time to reflect on what success means to you. Divide it into two categories- what does a successful day look like to you? And how do you define success in the long-term? Write down what your parameters are. Is it a certain amount of money, a career goal, a happy relationship, taking care of your family or something else entirely? Define, elaborate, go into exquisite detail as to what success means to you personally.
To share how you are interpreting these creative prompts or following the challenge, please use the hashtag #ctea365 on social media and /or leave me a comment below. – Priya
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