DEFEAT Fear, Anxiety & Procrastination In Your Creative Practice
I posted this on my Instagram feed a couple of weeks ago and it turns out, others needed a little PEP TALK too!
I’ve been in procrastination mode since 6am🤨. I’ll find anything that needs cleaning just to avoid working on my “have to” paintings.I know it’s about fear but fear about what? I keep asking myself, “what are you afraid of” and all I can come up with is, I’m not sure what to do next. It’s okay to be in this place but it’s not okay to stay there. By the way, it doesn’t mean you’re “blocked”. That critical voice sneaks in and tries to cause doubt. Shut it down by facing it head on.
1) Start to notice your patterns. For me, it’s cleaning insignificant things and multiple trips to the fridge. 😳
2) Ask yourself, what am I afraid of right now? Is it judgement from others? Is your focus on the sale? Are you trying to be like someone else? Be brutally honest with yourself but don’t be mean. ❤️😉
3) Now have a nice talk with yourself and start to dispel all the negativity. Remember that the most important thing is to be true to YOU. You’re an artist who’s been given a unique gift and style. Your job is to share it with others. Someone (lots of someones) will love your work just the way it is. Sure it’s important to keep building your skills but don’t let it take away from where you’re at right now.
Now go blow yer nose and get back to work! Create authentically 👩🏻🎨👨🎨💪🏻💖💫