Create something every day.
Examples: fill a page in my sketchbook, do origami, sculpt something, paint, make a card, prune a topiary!
Document the progress.
The last few weeks have been very stressful for me. My anxiety and panic attacks are back to daily occurrences and I can’t sleep. So it is time to start focusing on my mental health before I go full crazy. I have never been good about taking time for myself because I always thought doing chores or work was more useful in the moment. When my son was born, what little me-time that randomly found me in the past to keep me sane was completely blocked out. I hardly had time to shower let alone do something fun and creative.
He turns one in a couple days. It has been almost a year of putting my sanity and creativity last. With the anxiety (and likely some postpartum depression) there has never been a time in my life I needed to focus on me more. I am stubborn though and it took me a year to figure this out. 2020 I am making myself the priority and that is starting with feeding my creativity.
So far in January I have only missed 1 day and I plan on keeping it up as long as it keeps helping me this year. Here is to a healthier more creative 2020.