Creative habits

I love this post from Elspeth Michaels about a year-long daily creative habit. Michaels and her friend note that the small (twenty minutes) daily commitment helped them to make incremental progress while also making more ambitious projects feel accessible. I don’t personally care for tracking streaks—I think they can make taking care of your body (or someone else’s) feel like a failure, and that’s never my goal—but having a regular habit you can return to over and again is a magical way of staying rooted in work that you like while also finding new (and fun) ways to keep learning.