How is your creative summer progressing so far?
If you have not really jumped in yet, that’s fine. We are only on week 4 now. Plenty of time.
This week the focus is on making the best of your situation even when it’s not ideal for your creative plans. Flexibility is an important aspect of creativity because it keeps us able to create, even when the situation is not ideal.
If you find yourself with big plans that you can’t quite execute, you may need to fall back and make new plans and goals. It’s common that life throws curves at us, so we have to adjust quickly to stay on course.
It’s more important to take time for creativity as often as you are able. Forgive yourself for missing your big dreams. And most important, avoid giving up in disappointment.
I have long lists of ideas of things I want to do for Creative Summer. So far, I’ve only taken actions on about a few of them.
Life sent me a curve-ball this spring and I am trying to adjust to it.
I’m recovering from the corona virus. And although my case was mild, I don’t have as much energy as I did before I became ill. I’m not be able to do as much as I wanted to this summer.
So I do what I can.
I have to work within the boundaries life set for me. Pushing myself harder to smash through them doesn’t really help because then I am more tired.
This means re-prioritizing, using what time I have, and staying flexible.
How about you?
- What in your life is throwing unexpected obstacles in your way?
- What adjustments do you need to make to your creative practices and projects to keep them flowing?
- How could you use the time and resources you have to your advantage?
These are great questions to ask yourself as you work through this creative summer. Your answers will help you keep going forward.
When you learn to do this you are also becoming resourceful which is boost to creativity. Our creative practices need us to use what is on hand right now. It make it easier to keep progressing.
Your creativity is important and worth the time you are able to put into it, even when it’s not as much as you wish you could.
Join Creative Summer and stay on the creative path.