“Creating an environment in which to inspire creativity, in my opinion, is one of the most important things one can do to achieve success. When I returned home after vacation, my first thought was to change things around a bit, to make things a tad more functional. The result has been entirely beneficial, as I now want to get out of bed to sit at my desk and lend a hand to my creativity. I’ve spoken quite a bit about the balance of life’s daily to-dos and all that one wishes to do creatively, and I can certainly say that I’ve begun to feel the pressure of allowing myself enough time for both. However, I will say that being busy feels good. It feels good to be working towards a goal, to be making positive changes, to be putting the work behind all that I want to achieve.”
It has begun. The stress has set in, the planner grows full, and I will admit that I am still just a bit terrified. It’s been a while since I’ve had this much on my plate at once, but I am confident that I can make it all work once I give myself the time to get things done. There must be more time working, and less time worrying about all that is sitting on my will to get up and get moving. I am slowly getting a handle on things again, I am slowly learning what to do differently as I weigh my areas of improvement, and give myself the resources to do better. It is hard to attempt a balance at just about anything in life, but keeping that drive going is of utter importance. I took my time in reorganizing, so that I can make the most out of the space that I have rather than filling my desk with unnecessary distractions. I decluttered my planner, and gave myself time during the week to complete goals that may not need to be done on a daily schedule. I did a bit of homeware shopping, to give the new school year a bit of an improved feel, and I am certainly content with the result.
I feel comfortable. I feel inspired. I feel ready to get to work, to get up, to get things done so that I do not allow myself to fall behind. It is very easy to lose track of your goals, to fall behind creatively, and to become entirely overwhelmed. My biggest change this term is to readily deal with all of the distraction that life might present, to stay on top of my workload, and give myself enough time to be creative. One should not overshadow the other, and I should be putting work behind both equally. Of course, there will be deadlines, there will be times where I will have to pick up the extra slack. The best thing to do is to prepare as much as I possibly could, so that when that time comes, I am ready to take it all on.
Create a realistic schedule, allow for error, prepare for the times in which you might need the extra time, the times in which you may need to switch things around a bit. There aren’t enough hours in a day to get absolutely everything done all of the time, and that is okay. You need a minute to breathe, time to collect yourself, before you begin tackling all that you have in front of you. This upcoming week is going to be a true test of my personal balance and just how capable I am of sticking to my schedule. There is no time to be putting things off until tomorrow, for it is now that matters. It is what you do with your time now that makes the difference. Get to work.