The May 2016 Creative Challenge

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Hello Friend!

Today I just wanted to talk about the reason why I decided to do a full month of new content 5 days a week between this blog and my YouTube channel. And to get right to it, it was because I’ve been feeling like I needed to challenge myself creatively. Simple as that!

I’m sure you’ve heard this simile before, but it’s one that I really like, because it is so true- creativity is like a muscle. And like a physical muscle, it needs to be exercised regularly for it to become stronger. As a someone who not only likes being creative “for fun”, but also needs to be creative for work, it’s really important for me to keep my creativity muscles strong.

Recently while I’ve been working, I’ve noticed that I was running on autopilot. And I’m not talking about using systems that I put in place to make my project move more efficiently. I’m talking about being completely disconnected with my work to the point that I felt as if I was creating content that I didn’t really like, because I know that it wasn’t the best that it could be. But for some reason I couldn’t quite figure out why I was so  disengaged with my work. Unsurprisingly it made me sad, since usually I love what I do. Then one day it came to me- I need to challenge myself and give my creativity muscle a good workout! And here we are!

This May I will be using different areas of my creative muscles by creating content that is more structured and content that is less so. Content that is video based and content that is writing based. Content that is informative and content that is reflective. This gives me the opportunity to activate different areas of creativity, which I think if VERY important.

Being able to dive in head first into something that I love and go full on for a full month is so amazing! It is a challenge, there is no doubt about that. Figuring out how to rework my daily schedule for something that I believe is important for me right now will be the hardest part of this month I think, but it’ll be totally worth it.

So there you have it! I’m on a mission to become a stronger creative. Thank you for coming along with me this month and I’ll see you tomorrow for a new video on my YouTube Channel!

♥︎ Phoebe

Missed my first video of May? Check it out below!