The Power of Routine

Creative Routine

The routine is as much a part of the creative process as the lightning bolt of inspiration, maybe more. — Twyla Tharp

Are you thinking about New Year’s Resolutions today? I usually avoid them but in 2018 there is one that makes sense to me.

Break out of the old routine

After reading Twyla Tharp’s words in The Creative Habit, I committed to regular creative dates with my Muse in 2018. I encourage you to consider it for yourself if you’re serious about living a more creative life.

Creative routine is powerful

Showing up on a regular basis in my studio sends a signal to my subconscious which is where my Muse hangs out. That message reads “This is IMPORTANT.”

Creative time is my ‘work’. Soul work, that is.

I am the first to admit not everything that comes out of my studio is gold or even fit for anyone to see but me. However, a creative routine that evolves into habit means inspiration always knows where to find me.

Make 2018 the year you stop waiting to “feel” inspired. Don’t leave something this important to the whims of a sugar high or a restless night. After all, if you had a commission or a deadline you’d show up and do the work, regardless of how you felt.

Why should your own heart and soul be any less important?