BREAKING OUT OF A CREATIVE HALT
When you find yourself in a creative standstill, muster up the courage and determination to JUST BEGIN. The GOAL is to break out of the resistance pattern that’s held you hostage. Here’s a quick exercise to help get you moving again. ACTION PLAN Start by selecting a simple project/task. Set out a few supplies you typically work with (sketch book/journal, brushes, paints). Stick with just a few items so you don’t have to make too many decisions. Commit to sitting/standing in place without getting distracted for 10 minutes. Next, set your timer for 10 minutes. Do a countdown starting from 5 and say it OUT LOUD. Immediately begin creating.
This sounds easy enough right? The hardest part is ....... STARTING. But once you get started, you’ll find that you want to keep going because you’ve finally reconnected with your creative flow. Keep in mind that these 10 minutes studies don’t have to be “good”. They are only meant to help you re-engage in the creative process.