As the long summer days start to shorten and the weather starts to cool, I have been focusing more on being mindful in everything I do and taking time for myself. Something that can seem so simple is in fact REALLY HARD for most folks.
The good news is taking 20 minutes, or even 5, is often enough to reset. For some people that means working out, doing yoga, meditating, or some physical practice. I’ve been trying to get physical for 30 minutes three times a week.
For some people, including me, it means using that time to get creative, or letting their creativity get sparked by others.
In the past I have also found journaling super helpful, and there are some great guides online and many different ways to do it.
A new product, A Few Minutes of Design, offers lots of great mini-creativity projects to keep that spark going all year!
The mission of the Creative Education Trust in London is to empower kids through creativity and design thinking. Partnering with Princeton Architectural Press, they created A Few Minutes of Design, which offers 52 activities to encourage inventiveness. This well-crafted little packet of fun may work just as well for inspiring creativity among children and young adults as it does for rekindling the spark of a semi-burnt-out designer confronting endless deadlines.
The trust believes “creativity is the ability to find connections between the things we know and to turn these connections into new ideas and action. The academic arts and the sciences, practical subjects and life skills all need creativity. Creativity is highly valued by employers. With knowledge, skills, and creativity, every young individual is equipped to succeed in the knowledge economy of the 21st century.”
To appeal to as broad…
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