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Journaling Ideas for People Who Are Too Busy to Journal

You'd love to keep a journal because a) you want to check in with yourself and b) you need a place to explore, play and fiddle with ideas and c) you need to release and make sense of the thoughts and emotions swirling inside your brain and body. But the reality is that you're busy. And the thought of writing three pages every morning, or even one page, totally wears...
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A Vital Part of the Creative Process

Award-winning teacher and author Louise DeSalvo never works after dinner. She spends that time relaxing and being with her family. She rarely works on Saturdays when she also spends time with loved ones and runs errands. She never works Sundays because that's her time for "spiritual and emotional renewal." She carves out several hours every week for pleasurable activities, such as visiting a knitting shop or a garden or seeing a movie.

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Using Creativity to Connect with Your Family

The holidays are a super busy time. You've likely read that sentence in about a million articles. But it's true. There are extra errands and extra tasks. And often there's a lot of money being spent (and a lot of debt being incurred). Which can make the holidays needlessly stressful---and hamper our connection with our loved ones. Because everyone ends up being tired and cranky and resentful. Everyone ends up...
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A Creative, Meaningful Life Starts Here

A creative, meaningful life starts with self-reflection. It starts with sitting down and identifying our philosophies, principles and approach. Because if we aren't clear on these things, we let others dictate our schedules and maybe even our hearts. We say yes and no randomly, or without much thought, again letting others' agendas set the tone and rule our lives. We let people, items, activities, ideas inside our lives that aren't actually essential to...
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How to Channel Your Deep Self-Doubt into Your Creativity

Self-doubt can cripple creativity. As Sylvia Plath wrote in her journal, "The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt." Which is true because our own insecurities can stop us from making and producing and inventing. They can convince us that we're not good enough to pick up a pen or paintbrush. And we stop before we ever start.

Often we assume the answer is to eliminate our self-doubt. But what's more helpful is to learn to...
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