Creative Rhythms : How They Affect Our Productivity

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Throughout life we go through a series of creative rhythms. In this brief presentation, I'll outline the concepts and processes for understanding and working with your creative rhythm.

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1. Understanding Your Creative Rhythm www.realizingyourcreativelife.com by Jocelyn P. Kelly 2. www.realizingyourcreativelife.com Creativity Coaching & Business Consulting 3. www.realizingyourcreativelife.com Jocelyn P. Kelly jocelyn@realizingyourcreativelife.com Writer. Artist. Publisher. Clarion West Alumni. Creativity Coach. Enthusiastic Spark. Supporter of Good Cheer and Good Will. Insightful and often witty. 4. Understanding Your Creative Rhythm 5. Our creative rhythms are unique to each one of us and expand and contract as we change throughout life. 6. As we learn new skills, our mind opens up to new possibilities, new ideas, and new patterns of thinking. 7. To help you understand your creative rhythm, I've broken it down into six steps. Finding Your Rhythm Honoring Your Rhythm Mining Your Rhythm Recovering Your Rhythm Appreciating Your Rhythm Acknowledging Your Rhythm 8. Finding Your Rhythm Sometimes nding your rhythm is a lifelong process and often it is a changing one. Creative rhythms transform and spiral as we grow. Our rhythm goes through a series of patterns as we journey through life. When you nd your rhythm, you will know because it is when you experience the feeling of ow. 9. Honoring Your Rhythm Boundaries are key to managing your time and energy when working on creative projects. Taking time to understand them and create healthy boundaries is vital for creativity to ourish. Knowing when to plow ahead, when to take a rest, and when to move on are key factors in honoring your rhythm. 10. Mining Your Rhythm Once you get a sense of where your rhythm lies and already have a good practice for honoring it, you can begin to cultivate your routines to help you build upon your skills and really play with various creative techniques. When we mine our rhythm, we begin to build muscles that we can use for greater creative projects or for our long-term career choices. 11. Recovering Your Rhythm One of the hardest challenges is recovering our creative rhythm after a life event or after we've allowed our rhythm to diminish. To recover our rhythm is to recover from what is commonly known as a "block." There are some strategies that can help. 12. Appreciating Your Rhythm When you appreciate your creative rhythm, you lessen the chances of having to recover it. Gratitude works wonders for mood and perspective and when applied to creativity can make you more resilient. 13. Acknowledging Your Rhythm When we acknowledge our rhythm, we make known to ourselves when we experience our own individualized ebb and ow. For some people this can look like seasonal creativity where we create in the spring, look for feedback in the summer and then showcase our work in the fall. It is best to declare our dierences and accept our rhythm for what it is. The best way to do this is to write a credo. 14. Interested in working with someone who can help you with your creative rhythm? 15. www.realizingyourcreativelife.com Jocelyn P. Kelly jocelyn@realizingyourcreativelife.com Writer. Artist. Publisher. Clarion West Alumni. Creativity Coach. Enthusiastic Spark. Supporter of Good Cheer and Good Will. Insightful and often witty. realizing.your.creative.life realizingyourcreativelifejocelynpkelly realizingyou Realizing Your Creative Life 16. www.realizingyourcreativelife.com Are you ready to realize your creative life today?

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