Over the summer I started a challenge called #JustAChallenge to help encourage people to drink more water, create more and add more movement into their lives. These are the three things that I feel need to have consistency in my life to help with my creative flow. Creative flow through daily rituals comes from doing things that are inspiring, fulfilling and adjustable. I heard of “Mindful thoughts for Makers – Connecting Head, Heart, Hands by Ellie Beck from The Quarto Group and had to check it out. It’s a great little book that all creatives should read.
A few of my favorite quotes from the book:
The ritual of daily rhythm is not to be confused with routine, which can be mundane and not inspiring at all. Having a rhythm to our days is more lyrical and allows more flow than having a strict schedule or routine to follow.
Accessing our creative flow through ritual over many months or years guides our Brian and body to know where our work can begin.
Being in nature seems to be one of the best places to find inspiration for our making, allowing us to breathe in the colors, textures and smells of the outside world, and fresh oxygen to replenish our brains.
Having the feeling of relaxed centering before we even begin our work seems to put us in a step ahead in creating something of balance and ease. When we learn to settle the noise and turmoil of the outside world before we even sit-down at our workspace, we can then spend more time immersed in the quiet flow, and less time battling through to find the quiet.
Nourishing someone else with the things I make nourishes me in the gifting and the making.
When we are not waiting for or forcing endless exciting moments into every day, we can experience contentment in the simple moments, and bring more joy and deeper meaning into our lives.
This book is small in size but big in impact. I love the uplifting chapters and the reflections of the creative process. What daily rituals to you include to help with your creative flow?
I received a copy of this book for post consideration. This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own.