Welcome to 31 Days: Creative Habit. I’m going to use the entire month of October to cultivate one habit: creating.
“Creativity is a habit, and the best creativity is a result of good work habits.” – Twyla Tharp
I started reading Twyla Tharp’s book, The Creative Habit, years ago. I went slowly through the first couple of chapters, underlining, making notes, devouring every word. Then, as usually happens, life got busy. I put the book aside for other things.
I’ve definitely been creative in the years since I picked up the book, but I never really developed a creative habit . And lately, I haven’t been creative at all.
But I’ve been reading a lot about habit recently, and I think this might be the answer. I came across this video several months ago, and I found it fascinating:
I just started reading this book, The Power of Habit, by Charles Duhigg, last week. It reminded me of Twyla Tharp’s book, and when I started thinking about what to do for 31 Days, I realized this was the perfect opportunity for me to build my own creative habit.
I want to be successful, so I want to keep it simple. I want to set aside a time every day to make something. (I also want to finish reading these two books, apply what I learn from them, and share a little of that learning here.)
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