How do I find the time?

I was asked by a beautiful young Mama recently about how to find the time to create?

If you want to achieve anything in life – a beautiful garden, a university degree, a marriage, a clean house, a fit body, friendship – you have to show up for it. Dreaming and wishing and wanting about it will not do.

Anything that is worth anything requires ACTION. So, you must carve out some time for your art.

You have to decide what is important to you.

Ask yourself:

  • ‘will I wash/cook/clean/shop/watch TV, scroll on your phone or will I paint?’
  • ‘Can I rise an hour earlier than the children do?’

You might need to hand the kids over to your partner for a designated time each week if that will work for you both. In our household, life is easier for Mr Jaybird when I am engaging with my creativity, so he fully encourages it!


You have to create space and time and you will be required to be FIERCE about honouring it, otherwise it doesn’t happen.

This is one way that we know we really want because we show up for what we want.

Keep in mind that it may not be your time right now, but if you can find some moments, the magic will happen. Everything will expand and you’ll model to your children the importance of carving out time and honouring your creativity. You will produce creative offerings for them. You will have refreshed your heart.

You will feel the magic.

I believe we are designed to create, so we must be fierce about it. You are worthy of the magic.

How about you? What would you have said? Did I miss anything? Let me know in the comments below …