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Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.

 

-John Steinbeck

an ideal space to create

 

The more you create, the more you want to create. Once you begin, ideas seem to flow; one creative thought leads to another and then another. Our productivity however, is hampered not by a lack of ideas but by not having sufficient time to explore and develop them.

Bringing ideas to fruition requires that we remove ourselves from the ongoing demands of some responsibilities even if just for a while. Reclaiming our time also means that periodically, it is necessary to remove our focus on outside stimulation, however enticing all the information might be, and move into what could be valuable nuggets in our minds waiting for our attention. To create without interruption, we have to shut ourselves off at times from the ongoing exterior noise.

There is more to life than increasing its speed. (Mahatma Gandhi)          

We haven’t the time to take our time. (Eugene Onesco)

For most creative people, finding sufficient time to create is an almost constant problem, one I have often discussed or written about, for example:

In Chicks Connect, a Global Community of Women “HOW MUCH TIME DO WE NEED TO CREATE?

https://www.chicksconnect.com/guest-author-ellen-palestrant-how-much-time-do-we-need-to-create/

On Rachel Rofe’s PodcastHOW TO CREATE EVEN WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE TIME:

https://rachelrofe.com/how-to-be-creative-even-when-you-dont-have-time-with-ellen-palestrant