We need space to create.
Cramming your life full of activity and todos leaves yourself unavailable for creativity (or at least the creative potential you could generate).
My best work comes from a place of stillness, where there’s nothing required of me to do, except what is in front of me. Sometimes that nothing space needs to be scheduled and placed in the midst of a hectic day. But from adding in that space breathed new life to your creativity.
In order to create — whatever that means to you — we must be available and open for business. Ideas come from anywhere and everywhere, so we need to be tuned in to that channel and have the space available to express it.
Often, that means having time to just mess around and play.
How we express our ideas is based on what we want to do and who we are. For you, that might mean writing or dancing. For another, that might mean rapping or giving a speech. There’s no right way, of course. That would be too easy.
‘But I don’t have any good ideas’
Are you open to them?
Are you giving enough time and space to listen to them?
Take more breaks. Schedule create time. Consider the spaces with the spaces of your life.
Give to the art of creativity what it needs to thrive, and it will give back in return.’
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner
Daily Blog #571