So many of us start off a new year with big, bold resolutions. "I'll lose 20 pounds!" "I'll get a new job!" "I'll finish that big project!" And somehow... We end up not doing them. We don't finish. Why?
Because the step was too big. We may be ambitious and optimistic and even look forward to it, but the concepts aren't realistic. We don't wake up the next morning having lost those 20 pounds. Then, we beat ourselves up about it. Sure, you might start out exercising 30 minutes, 5 days a week, but what happens when you miss a day? Or two? It's perfectly normal that our negative self-talk kicks in and we feel bad.
BUT! if we break that goal down into small steps, steps so small you can't not succeed, they're doable. Instead of "I'm going to lose 20 pounds", how about trying "I will make a few healthier choices tomorrow"? Or, better yet, "I can exercise for five minutes today." Five minutes might not sound like much, but it's a start. And getting started is frequently a lot of the battle. I saw an interview with a physician who wanted his patient to exercise. He asked her to walk in place for one minute. That's all, just one minute. Of course she could do that! That little success becomes addictive and impels you to do more. She built up a habit, found a routine that worked for her, and eventually got healthier.
So do you have a creative goal this year? Paint that painting, dance that performance, learn that song...? How can you break it down and make that easier on yourself?
Are you having problems with perfectionism, unrealistic standards and other common creative blocks, or maybe don't know where to start? Contact me and together we will figure out the method of creativity that works best for YOU.