Do you this essential task daily?

If someone would have told me a few years ago that painting daily would improve my writing, change how I approach the work I do and allow me to be more prolific in the ideas I generate, I would have been quick to blurt out a skeptical response along the lines of "pfff I don't have time for that, I have REAL work to do and besides how could doing THAT possibly help".

I cringe now thinking about my response and total ignorance. As much as I admire and love looking at art, I don't make it for the final outcome. I make it because the process allows me to experiment, try new things, be focused and also daydream, brainstorm new ideas and so much more.

Having a daily creative practice like painting serves as a warm up and allows me to infuse creativity in the work I do for the rest of the day. Being able to create something for ourselves first, before we consume any social media, emails or shift our focus onto other projects is SPECIAL, SACRED AND NECESSARY. It doesn’t have to be journalling. It doesn’t have to be painting. But for the sake of your creativity, pick something and do it DAILY!

I’m curious to know, do you have a current creative practice? How do you infuse creativity into your daily routines?