Jumpstart Your Creativity: Make Something Every Day

Jumpstart Your Creativity: Make Something Every Day

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Landis Carey
Jan 10, 2011

Even though this creativity journal and inspiration guide is on back order until February (I'd so love a copy!), I was super inspired by its premise, as explained on The Etsy Blog: "Doing something every day can change your life for the better, whether it's gaining a new level of skill, nurturing latent abilities, or just seeing what dedication and commitment can produce. And no matter what the outcome, you will learn more about yourself and feel a sense of accomplishment that's rare to find in our normal daily lives." More below the jump.

A few creative green ideas you may consider committing to:

Exercise Your Craft: Did you pledge to learn a new craft in 2011 or recommit to one? Step-up your effort and create something every day, even if all you make is progress.

Rethink Your Belongings: Continue to rethink your belongings every day. How can you creatively repurpose those items that have lived a full life in their current state?

Cook Dinner: Since I consider cooking to be a creative exercise, you could commit to cooking a meal every day using locally-bought ingredients.

While these three creative exercises aren't exactly what author Noah Scalin had in mind—he created a skull every day for 365 days—creativity is in the eye of the beholder. Just the simple act of committing to something every day and fulfilling that pledge can be so greatly rewarding.

Click here for additional projects people have committed to.

What could you commit to making every day?

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