Releaving Pressure - How to unblock creativity
1. See Creativity's Value to You.
Pressure often comes from a guilt on what we ‘should’ be doing. The creative task must be given a reason why it would create value. When we have more free time its obvious we would feel less pressure to be creative, there isn’t much else we ‘should’ be doing. It almost feels more of us have resorted to creativity because it serves us rather than for the outcome. Do we value creative time more than we used to? Now we’ve had to find wellbeing tools that work for us, could it be that pursuing more of our own creativity is the answer?This brings to mind the fact that when we practise creativity we build our resilience muscle too. How come? By practising patience with self, acceptance of mistakes and possibilities within the imagination.
2. Minimise its demand on you.
Seeing it as a time demanding, monster of a task? The best way to kick-start is practising it (in any form) everyday for a short amount of time. Choose something you can leave accessible or can be accessed quickly, it could be journalling, sketching or dancing, its so individual. Know it doesn’t need a long period of time. Add fuel to the fire for 2 reasons. 1 - you'd build value if this time which makes way for 2 - more chance of carving out that chunk of time, whilst feeling excited and ready!
3. See the beauty of its journey.
Notoriously there is a pressure to create something ‘good’ I can even see this developing in my daughter as she becomes more critical of herself. However have we done more of it recently because it is our ‘playtime/meditation/escape’ rather than what it turns out looking like? In practise it takes more work to show what good work we have. So the more we can play and less time expecting the final piece to fall in our laps, the more we can learn and the greater the piece. Take a look at the Free E-Book for more on Innate Beauty for Joy and Ease.
*By practise here I mean actually creating but this can also mean thinking and visualising what could be.
* Other times your initial spark can get there in a flash – I believe this happens more when we embrace a relaxed, courageous approach and build the muscle of imagination.
Creativity can be our way back to our full selves, present + in joy.
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