One of the core creative flow practices is the create-date. Strangely, given that it’s a most-fun-you-can-imagine expedition to do something that enchants or excites 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.
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 in the woods.
You might fancy something scary, like skydiving or bungee jumping.
A successful create-date is spent doing something that
1] you’d really like to do
2] you haven’t done before, or for a very long time and
3] is pure play (not work in disguise).
Saturday is my create-date day and I report back, when I can, with a blog post.
I’d love to hear about yours too. You can download your Create Date Log here