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Creative Reads for Your Weekend [4.11]

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I can really relate to Miles on this one. (yes, first name basis, what of it?) Every morning I find myself thinking about my creative endeavors — about a project for work or a dance routine or some passion project I’ve got in the back of my head. It’s just part of who I am. Being that, I’m always looking for little ways to be more creative, or wrangle my all too jumbled creative thoughts. Here’s a few creative reads that caught my eye this week.

“Time moves in one direction only,” she continued, “and that would be forward. To go back is very uncomfortable for me. Memory begins to enter the picture. It screws up my clock.” – Twyla Tharp
Twyla Tharp’s 50 years of forward movement via New York Times

“Creating consumes. It is all day, every day. It knows neither weekends nor vacations. It is not when we feel like it. It is habit, compulsion, obsession, vocation.”
(How and why) Creative people say “no.” via Medium

“if you have to interrupt your flow of work whenever you need to look something up, you can’t follow ideas to new places.”
Train yourself to be more creative via FastCo

“…most of the great work any of us do depends on the sparks of insight and creativity that come when we’re not actively focusing on a particular task or trying to solve a problem.”
Simple ways to make creative thinking a daily habit also via FastCo

Slow Sunday Links Get Me Every Time

Let's Talk about Creative Habits

I recently attended a Boston Bloggers event that was all about authenticity and creativity and the holidays and so much more. It left me thinking about how I define and refine my own creativity. Sometimes it’s in the form of a scarf (above). Other times it’s in what I’m writing. No matter what it is, I think it’s important to define or break habits that help build or destroy creativity. Here’s some links to back up what I’m feeling this week.

Habits for creativity, but to summarize, it’s whatever works best for YOU

Have you read The Creative Habit yet? I recommend it

How being creative is a choice, I can totally buy into this

“Bad” habits that might be good for productivity and creativity. If it’s wrong, I don’t want to be right

How to make Creative Magicor how to cast a spell using your creativity (a great read for all those creative entrepreneurs out there.)

Now I want to know how you get more creative… give me your must-reads on creativity and creative habits.