## Add a rhythm to our days
Simple rituals that we enjoy and that are easily repeatable (like writing small stones) add a rhythm to our days that make creativity a priority and that can increase our creative output hugely.
I believe it hardly matters what the ritual we chose is, it can either be something that is directly creative in and of itself, or something that inspires and supports other creative endeavours. I have two daily rituals that add to and feed by creative output.
## My creative rituals
My first ritual is to record a short daily podcast. The One Thing Today podcast is sent out each day to members of my site, Sustainable Creativity, and in it I choose the one small thing I’m going to do each day to move my creative life on a little and hopefully encourage listeners to do the same.
Recording the podcast is simple and takes me about twenty minutes each morning. The regularity of making the recordings shows me that I am capable of sticking to a small creative endeavour, helping me learn to trust that I can do more of the same. It also kick starts my day, every day (well every weekday anyway). They have become part of my daily creative routine and set the rhythm for the day.
My second daily creative ritual is to stop each morning at about 11.00 am for a pot of tea, cup of coffee or (sometimes) a large mug of hot chocolate. I stop, not just because I am thirsty, but because pausing at this time each day is the way I keep myself on creative track. It gives me some time to reflect and check that I’m making the best use of my limited energy and has become an important part of my creative daily rhythm.
## Your own creative autopilot
Whether you make writing small stones your longterm creative ritual, or pick something else, you’ll be on the road to creating a lifelong creative habit that will act almost like an autopilot, getting you through your creative highs and lows and ensuring that you will be able to build up a substantial body of creative work over the long term.
## What makes a good creative ritual
Remember – the best create rituals involve three things:
1. They are based around something you enjoy
2. Simple to do
3. Easily repeatable
Good luck with finding and adopting your own creative daily ritual.