19 Apr The Routine of Genius
I think I, like most people, think that creatives just fall into things, that they’re spontaneously creative and it comes without effort. The more I read though, the more I realize that, that is completely not true. In fact, it’s the opposite…creatives are extremely focused and disciplined. The difference is that they’re focused on one particular craft rather than a collection of things (including their social lives).
So, starting today I’m trying to get disciplined. I downloaded an app for my phone called Balanced and added a few things that I want to do every day:
- take a walk
- read for 30 min [a book]
- blog or journal
- create or design something
It’s a simple list, but I’m tired of my time slipping away without focus. Facebook, twitter, and my RSS feeds tend to put me into more of a consumer mindset rather than a creator and it’s just unhealthy. So, here’s to a new start on getting focused!