3 Reasons Why You Should Plan Your Creative Projects

Truth be told, I plan obsessively.

 

In college, I started planning my honors thesis two years before I was required to begin. Right now, I have a list of 75 blogs and videos I plan to produce for aftrART. And I’ve had my 2017 budget planned out since October.
 
Planning is a big part of my life. It gives me peace of mind knowing that I have something to reference when things get a little crazy.
 

Don’t get me wrong…

 
There’s plenty of value giving yourself some time to explore your creativity without restriction. But as soon as you set a goal for yourself, your next logical step should be to come up with a plan of attack.


 
It doesn’t have to be a rigid schedule with measured results. Instead, just give yourself some loose deadlines or incremental objectives to focus on that will help you move things along.
 
When you take some time to prepare, you’ll be much more likely to achieve your creative goals!
 
In this video, I explain why I swear by planning. I even share an example of how planning helped me overcome unexpected obstacles and win SMoCA‘s Good N’ Plenty Award!
 
Take a look and let me know if you have any of your own tips or strategies for planning your creative projects in the comments below!

Find out why your creative projects need a plan
Amanda Mollindo
amanda@aftrart.com

Amanda is an artist, photographer, writer, and digital marketer based in Scottsdale, Arizona. When she can squeeze a few hours of free time out of her week, you can find her with family and friends, or out hiking with her dog, Queenie.

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