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Creative To-Do List Check-In

Spend time making a creative to-do list for the rest of the summer. Check-in with yourself and what you want to accomplish.

I recently posted an article called, Illustrating Your Ideas: 3 Tips for Getting Started With Visual Thinking. The idea for that particular article originated with my desire to not only learn more about visual thinking but also to challenge myself to put a goal of mine into action.

If you missed the illustrating your ideas blog post, you can click here to read more about it. Anyway, I am currently trying to work on my visual thinking and have been trying to come up with ways to challenge myself to work on this new skill. I thought it would be fun (and scary) to do an entire post using just (well mostly) visuals.

The reason I say it is scary is because I am still clearly bad at this (I’m not fishing for compliments here). Seriously though, the only way to get better at something is to practice. And find it easy to force myself to take it seriously and practice if I decide to do something like this.

All of the sudden, it is the middle of June. I have almost two months left of summer, but like always, I know it is going to fly by. I thought this would be a good time to have a check-in with myself in terms of what I hope to accomplish this summer. Because I am on my visual thinking kick – I am going to illustrate my goals.

creative to do list - make one now and share it with someone! creative to do list - make one now and share it with someone! creative to do list - make one now and share it with someone!

Honestly, you could probably care less what is on my current to-do list, creative or other. In fact, I’m sure you don’t care, but I share this with you to challenge you to challenge yourself.  

Think about your creative goals/to-do list. What is on it? Write them down.  

  • Now sing them.
  • Draw them.
  • Photograph them.
  • Say them in another language.
  • Do something that makes you uncomfortable but have been wanting to do.

Use this challenge as an opportunity to push yourself out of your comfort zone – even if it is for just a few minutes. You have to start somewhere!


If you are joining me for BYOC: Bring Your Own Creativity. Start sharing your projects starting June 25th using #byocreativity. No idea what I am talking about??  Click here to learn more and participate. Can’t wait to see what you make!

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