Five or six years ago I made a new year's resolution to 'Create (almost) Every Day'. My goal was to create daily, but if I couldn't find the time daily, I would accept that and be happy when I could.
Over those years, I have come to understand that my need to create is a big part of who I am. I must do it just the same as I must brush my teeth or eat healthy food. I can survive without it, but it is not good for me. Without it I feel out of balance, a great anxious feeling builds up within me.
What I have discovered is that the creations don't have to be big, or perfect... although my liking them does help in my feeling of balance and happiness.
Last week I purchased a tiny sketch book that I can easily take with me, and draw in. It is a perfect place for some small creations that helps keep me balanced when I don't have the big bits of time in which to create.