Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Getting Your Daily Working Process in Order

Behind every successful artist, there is an effective daily creative process. If you're still working out yours, spend some time reading through Daily Routines, a discontinued but essential blog about the daily habits of famous people. I haven't got through the entire blog yet, but certain of the entries already have resonated with me, including the the Bodhisattva-like routine of Fred Rogers (always weighing in at a precise 143 pounds), the the flaneur-like process of Erik Satie (complete with 10k daily walk into Paris), and the mandatory sameness of Stephen King's writing routine, whose thoughts are a good reason for anyone to establish their own personal working process:
The cumulative purpose of doing these things the same way every day seems to be a way of saying to the mind, you’re going to be dreaming soon.
In case you're still working out out the best times to practice, take a look at Days 1 and 2 of my 31 Days to Better Practicing.

1 comment:

  1. If you want a master of routines, go check out Flylady.net's website. She has turned my practicing around as well as my business, my home life, etc.