Confession: I haven’t felt creative this week.
+Perhaps it’s because I was on an awesome vacation last week and am back at my (very good, but not always inspiring) day job this week.
+Perhaps it’s because I’ve got a cold.
+Perhaps it’s because I haven’t exercised enough.
+Perhaps it’s because fill in the blank with your reason here .
I don’t know why I haven’t felt creative this week, but in many ways it doesn’t even matter. I know that if I focus on not feeling creative, I’ll do nothing. I won’t create.
Don’t you love those times when the creativity flows like a gushing, bubbling, vibrant river of life, spilling over the banks in such fervor that it’s unable to be contained?
I love those times when my senses are overwhelmed with ideas and energy to implement those ideas. They’re times when an idea comes and an hour later the project is well underway (or even completed)! Has that happened to you?
But…what happens when the river’s more like a creek?
When the waterfall dwindles to a trickle?
When you see more riverbed than water?
I’m learning that being creative is a choice.
“I don’t always feel inspired (like today), but I still push through and do the hard work. It’s worth it.”
Yes. It’s worth it.
When You Don’t Feel Creative
When you don’t feel creative, create.
When you don’t feel inspired, create.
When you don’t have an idea, ideate.
When you don’t know what to do, do something.
[box options]Our creativity flourishes when we experience the joy of moving from ‘work’ to ‘pleasure’ during the creative process.[/box]