Unstick Your Creativity 


  
I just LOVE this advice from Elizabeth Gilbert in her new and wonderful book, Big Magic.

Rather than crying and fretting when feeling stuck creatively just go do something else. 

The idea is that what we need is consistent movement to grow. When we get stuck we often feel depressed and sit on the couch staring at the wall or collapse on the floor in a pool of tears. Or we get overwhelmed by pressure and try to force a solution. Which leads to crazy fierce frustration. Definitely not helpful for creativity.

Our work culture generally wants us to chain our butts to our chairs or cubicles and make something happen damn it! But it just doesn’t work. That’s actually like anti-matter to creativity.

Instead it’s a ton better to go do almost anything else. I really believe in cross-pollination.  That is allowing space for engaging in some other form of creative making or intentional and mindful connection with something else. 

Take  a walk. Listen to music. Go to the movies or a museum. Get some exercise. Water the plants. Draw a picture. Just do something to keep the juices flowing and all will be well.

Be patient. Keep moving. 

What works for you when you’re feeling stuck? Love to hear. 

  
Make today amazing dear ones.

Carpe Diem. Carpe Pacem.

hij 

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Author: Hillary Johnson

Improvisational documentary and fine art photographer.

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