If you are a creative soul, then chances are that you resist routines and rituals like the plague. You would much rather fly by the seat of your pants than to set a schedule. Just the mere thought of setting a schedule can send shivers down your spine and give you the chills – almost like nails on a blackboard.
Well, once you have honed in on what type of hobby or craft you are passionately in love with and have
found unique and creative ways to make it come to life, it really is time to set a routine. However, there are ways to set a routine that will not squash your artistic side.
Pick a Set Time
Picking a set time every day when you are devoted to your craft or hobby is crucial to your success, whether it is making wreaths or writing stories. If you leave it to chance, chances are that you will fall off the wagon.
Being dedicated to your set time unless there is an extraordinary set of circumstances could affect whether or not you will continue.
Choosing a Specific Day
If it is simply not possible to choose a set time, then choosing a set day may be a better alternative for you. Perhaps you can allocate two hours of your weekend to creating more crafts, trying out a new craft, or writing a chapter.
If you can only allocate one particular day, be sure to set aside a certain amount of time as well. For example, every Sunday morning for 90 minutes and stick to it. Let your family know that this is important to you and it makes you feel happy and fulfilled.
Chances are they will prefer a happy and satisfied you over a grumpy and unfulfilled version.
It is important that once you have your set date and time to dedicate to your craft that you stay committed. Without commitment, nothing is possible. If you have to, set a reminder on your cell phone; write it down on your calendar.
One of the best tips for staying committed is to have a trusted friend or family member hold you accountable to doing what you say you will. If you commit, for example, to creating three new crafts per weekend, then declare it to a friend and have them call to check up on your progress.
You will be so surprised at how knowing that someone is going to call you on a promise will motivate you in a positive manner.
Dedicate a Space
It is so important to dedicate a space all your own to your craft or hobby. This avoids losing and misplacing things and allows creativity to flow more smoothly. In this space, you are free to create without running around looking for materials or seeking peace and quiet.