After talking a bit about how we criticize and minimize our creative efforts, it seemed important to next bring up the topic – the motivation to DO.
Sounds easy right? Just get in that studio or pull out all your stuff on the kitchen table and create!
I know it’s just not that easy.
Where to start… How about starting with setting a time on our calendar to create? Make a decision to schedule time and then follow through. I actually schedule in time in my studio and put in in my day planner. I get a pop up notification when I’m supposed to be in the studio.
If you are already making excuses in your head as you read this, it’s time to take charge of them. Remember those affirmations? Do what you know to do – make time to create. Consider this permission to allow the world to get along without you for a few hours.
Setting a time for you – yes selfishly setting a time to create – sends a message to the universe (yourself, your family, friends that know) that this is important to you. Having that voice is the beginning of making this creative thing important.
There is a purpose you have been given a creative gift and you will never know what that purpose is until you start using your creativity.
No, you don’t need to plan out your entire art career before picking up a pencil to sketch. Dreaming is fine. Doing one small thing daily or weekly as your schedule allows will reveal to you that purpose. We’ll talk more about purpose next time.
Now get off the computer and go get your creativity going!