How can I make time for creativity?

I’ve got some writing projects I’d like to do. And some photography, as always.

But I’m spending all my child-free days working or doing personal admin and chores. And getting creatively frustrated.

I’d like to be doing more, but I don’t have the time.

Is that not having the time or not making the time? There are a million excuses I could make – urgent house stuff, bills to pay, other people’s work priorities.

But is it me? Is it me avoiding the creative stuff? Knowing I have ideas I’d like to try out, but thinking there’s no point, suspecting I’m not good enough, and prioritising other people’s ideas over my own.

I wonder whether micro-blocking* 20 minutes a day would help kick start this again? And/or a walk first thing rather than a social media spiral?

Well there’s only one way to find out. Try it. Try both of those things. I’m writing this blog post on my phone in the park while my daughter has a nap. That’s a good start, isn’t it?

*I’ll add a link to something I wrote about this, next time I’m in front of my laptop.

A photo from a recent 8.30am walk. A habit to continue.

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