Apparently I’m writing a series “Why you should…daily.” I didn’t set out to write a series, but here we are. Today’s topic is why you should create daily (as cleverly demonstrated in the title, a meta homage to unintentionally creating a blog series), but if you want to check the other posts in the series, please click “Why You Should Read Daily” and “Why You Should Write Daily.”
Let’s start with what it means to create. Merriam Webster lists the following definitions for create.
- “to bring into existence”
- “to produce or bring about by a course of action or behavior”
- “to produce through imaginative skill”
Even if you’re a self-avowed uncreative, chances are good you already create something every day. Do you cook? Then you create? Do you doodle? Then you create? Do you engineer? Then you create. Do you play a sport? Then you create.
Like with daily writing, a key to reaping the benefits of daily creating is doing so with intentionality. Once you recognize and focus on the act of creating, and determine to incorporate it as a habit in your life, you open yourself to growing in the following ways.
- Improved problem-solving ability – Creating helps you see new and unlikely solutions in every aspect of your life.
- Increased discipline – If you can allow yourself to be creative for at least a few minutes every day, then you can allow yourself to do something else for a few minutes every day.
- Expanded creativity – The more you create, the more you create.
- Increased productivity – Recognizing that you have to allot time for creativity will help you examine how you spend time generally.
- Enlarged skillset – Not only will you learn how to do whatever you’re doing better, you’ll open yourself to learning how to create new things.
- Heightened self-awareness – Creating allows you to learn what you enjoy, what you believe, and what you think and then discover ways to express those revelations and share them with the world.
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And comment below with what you’re creating currently. My current creating projects are in the comments, too.