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Creative Living: Create Dates, Maps For Creative Living

Log Your Create-Dates: A Creative Living Map

One of the core creative practices is the create-date. Strangely, given that it’s a most-fun-you-can-imagine expedition to do something that excites or delights you, it’s a practice that most of us resist. Or maybe not so strangely. We find it so hard, sometimes, to be good to ourselves. In The Library (open to Reader and Creativist Club Members), you can download a chart that helps you to get, and keep, the habit of a taking weekly create date. It doesn’t have to be something normally labelled “creative”. It could be playing with a friend’s dog for an hour, or spending some time…

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What Are Your Limiting Beliefs Creating? Know Your abcdeFs

TRY THIS: Map Your abcdeFs Download The Attitudes Map here Sit in stillness and quiet, letting your breathing become progressively slower and deeper. Prepare to write fast, raw and exact-but-easy. Let your thoughts rest, waiting to begin. In the central cloud, fill in the blank: My Attitudes Towards__[MSS]____, your MSS = your Most Significant Something, what you intend to create. Within each cloud, using a few words or a short sentence, write out any attitude you hold around your MSS, good or bad. Each attitude is linked it to the central circle with a line, so that when you’ve filled…

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Creative Living: Maps For Creative Living

Creative Mapping: Flight Map: Work, Rest & Play

The flight map (weekly) is the flow funnel that should have most of your focus. Outside of the here-and-now present moment, the easiest measure of time through which to observe what you’re making is the week. Often the doings of a day feel too short.  The nature of creative work is that there will be blind spots, resistance and times when you feel nothing is happening, It is but at the subconscious level and playing around with unsatisfactory work is often necessary to get where  you’re going. If you’ve turned up each day, if you’ve worked well, played well, rested well, week by week you’ll…

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Creative Living: Maps For Creative Living

Download your Creative Living Maps Here

Click Here for to download all Creative Living Maps, Bundles & Extras And you can find full Instructions for the Creative Living Mapping Method here. You can also download each map separately: YEAR Bird’s Eye View: Year: Work  Bird’s Eye View: Year: Rest Bird’s Eye View: Year: Play MONTH Month: Take Off Map Work Month: Take Off Map Rest Month: Take Off Map Play WEEK Week: Flight Map Work Week: Flight Map Rest Week: Flight Map Play DAY Day: Landing Log: Work Day: Landing Log: Rest Day: Landing Log: Play  

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Creative Living: Maps For Creative Living

Creative Mapping Instructions

Creative mapping is composed of two stages: 1) composing your master list and 2) making your maps. Master Listing 1. As mentioned in the previous post on creative time management, frame your intention like this: I am going to create ________________ by _________, the first blank being what you are going to create, the second the date by which you will have made it.  2. Again, visualize your intention and take care in writing it out. Do a more detailed paragraph. Write as if you are placing an order for the intention to be manufactured by somebody who doesn’t know you,…

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Creative Living: Maps For Creative Living

Get The Creative Habit: Download This Creative Living Map

Download Here: 21 Day Making-Practice Chart, to turn your creative intention into a creative habit. “We are what we repeatedly do,” the roman philospher Aristotle famously proclaimed. How do you embed your creative practice so deeply that it become habitual, that you do it like brushing your teeth, without your con-mind even questioning it. There was a time when it moaned about having to brush your teeth but now you do it without even thinking about it. That’s the power of routine. This notion of acting without thinking is known in science as “automaticity” and common wisdom has it that it…

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Mind Mapping Your Creative Intentions

Key questions as you map your creative intentions for any project are: what am I trying to achieve here? what am I trying to express?  what exactly is the problem I am trying to solve?  what would I like the finished project to achieve?  where might this project take me? what might I make of it? What might it make of me?

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Setting Good Intentions: Creative Listing

Creative listing is a core creative exercise which supports your creative intention. Use it whenever you set a new intention, to help establish and map its parameters and what you need to fulfill it. Here’s how: 1. Frame your intention I am going to create _________  by _________, the first blank being your significant something, the second the date by which you will create it. If your intention is a life-change — to become an actor, to leave your partner — set down the first step in the process, as you see it. The date is important, put a date-stamp on it. 2. Visualize and…

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