It’s early on a Sunday morning. I love coming down in the morning before everyone else gets up to have some quiet time. Don’t get me wrong, I am the most extroverted person (which is a big part of my problem) and I love being around people, but without time to sit and be still the chaos of the past week and the noise of the week ahead crowds out the ideas and creative juices that I know are inside bubbling up.
We need quiet time, whether that is each morning, or at least once a week, to let everything from our head sift and settle a bit. It’s only then we can find the gold nuggets that need to be plucked and polished for the week ahead. These become our important items to work on for the week. When you are growing a business or growing new ideas into fledgling products, you need to allow time to form and nurture them.
During the day when the “urgent” comes barging in, interrupting our progress, we can more calmly address it and then look over at those nuggets we have sitting in front of us and get back to our plans. Don’t let the week go by, or a day go by, without spending time making that business dream a reality. It may still be at the stage where it seems like a dream, but when you put actionable items on your daily to-do list, it becomes more and more real each day.
So this morning or this afternoon, get away from the noise, take a walk alone, sit by a river or in a rocking chair to find a sliver of quiet space to reflect and then let the determination for your business goals begin to bubble up and start taking shape into action items for this week.
Share your thoughts with us–Do you struggle with finding quiet time to be creative in your business? What is your most creative time of day?