Monday, May 28, 2018

Monday Musings, Designing a Creative Ritual

I've been thinking about what gets me going when I start working in my sewing room, and the topic of designing a Creative Ritual.  I think most of us have a Creative Ritual whether we recognize it as such or not!

It doesn't have to be anything elaborate or time consuming, just a routine that will help tell our brain that it is time to get started on our creative work.  This helps us to calm down and become focused on our task and allows us to have a positive mindset while we work on our projects.

When I am ready to sew, I like to put some nice smelling oils in my diffuser, then turn the page in my Daily Art book to the current date.  I take a minute or two to read the quotation and look at the painting for the day and just think about what the artist was trying to capture, the mood and the colors.  It takes just a short time, but I find that it clears my mind and enables me to begin my daily sewing with an optimistic mind and calm spirit.  It's as simple as that!

I often also find myself tidying up before I start sewing, but I really want to make more of an effort to tidy up at the end of my sewing sessions so I can start my days with a clean(er) slate!

Do you have a Creative Ritual?  What do you do?  

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