Don't worry, I haven't disappeared. I have been busy with packing, searching for an abode in the new enchanted forest and having a gigantic moving sale. But as I grow busier with this move, I have to be extra careful not to neglect my writing and storytelling. Are you able to be creative every single day of the year?
I write and tell stories every day regardless of the season, my mood or my workload. I write when friends and family visit the enchanted forest, when I'm on holiday and even when I'm dealing with life's problems. Not only does writing and storytelling keep me grounded and balanced, but it also keeps creativity and magic flowing through and around me.
How do I continue to write tales and spin stories whilst preparing to move 3,030 miles away? I ground myself with what I call “creative constants."
I keep some "creative constants" in my back pocket at all times. It's best not to use a human being for this since humans have fluctuating moods and behaviors. Some good examples of creative constants are enchanting places you like to visit regardless of the weather, designated art or writing areas, a special set of markers or books, magical snacks...(you get the picture). The point is to be prepared when life happens because life situations will block your creative work if you let them. Here are three of my constants:
1.) The sky.
I can stare up into the sky from any location and I literally feel my ideas awaken and come to life. There have been a few rare occasions when I could not see the sky, so I simply closed my eyes and imagined it.
2.) Walking and breathing.
Walking just 5 minutes and inhaling fresh air wakes up the mind and the body. Fresh air is a guaranteed "happlifier" and creativity awakener. The great thing about walking and breathing is that you can do it anywhere and at any time.
3.) My magical notebook and my jar of enchanted candy beans.
I can sit down anywhere, open my sky blue notebook and feel inspired. If the ideas are slow, I open up my glass jar (commonly referred to as the "Yum Yum Jar" around the writing shed) and I eat three enchanted candy beans. I imagine the beans have magical powers such as granting wishes or giving me amazing new ideas. It works every single time.
Whether it's your work schedule, special situations or just your busy life, you can always make the time to be creative. Try letting some creative constants help you stay focused!
Be magical and creative each and every day! Xx