Chances are, if you’re following along with my musings, you’re like me – a creative type. We’re an eccentric bunch, some more than others. Personally, I’m also a pragmatist; the motto of my current book, and one that makes a lot of sense, is “it is what it is” – it’s what we make out of our circumstances that sets us apart or makes us a success or a failure.
But the creative side of me doesn’t know how to slow down; I’ve constantly got a dozen projects on the go, whether a book manuscript, a craft project, or a to-do list a mile long. I’m constantly asking “why” (which used to drive my mother up the wall, I’m sure), and, like the Bereans (Acts 17:11), I don’t take things at face-value, but want to know for myself if it’s true or not – an invaluable trait, as far as I’m concerned, with so much crap and pseudo-news floating around cyberspace. I create in bursts, with times of “percolation” in between – shifting gears to another creative outlet. I need a place I feel comfortable in, to create; when I’m focused on a task, I can ignore the door, the phone, and any other interruption for hours on end. The downside of that is that I need to force myself to get up, move around, and get some exercise occasionally! That’s where my time management apps come in.
I came across an article recently about the things creative people do; I could relate to many of the points, but not all of them; after all, there’s no box that can contain everyone from any particular group; one introvert is not like another, and all that. I’d like to invite you to click on the image below, and take a look at the article – see if you can recognize yourself in some of the points! I’d love to hear what you think in the comments below.