Sure these things can help, but for how much longer are you going to look at inspo for?
How many walks do I really want to take? (Sorry mom).
And my phone. The very tool I need to use on a constant basis. Isn’t there a way to do great creative work while being self-disciplined enough to cut out distraction enough of the time?
My personal solution to get out of creative ruts is to make unperfect work.
(Yes, I know the opposite of perfect is spelled ‘imperfect’ but perfect spelling is besides the point. Unperfect is just that. Unperfect. Let that little red squiggly spellcheck indicator do it’s thing)
Unperfect yourself and stop falling for the promise of “if it’s not perfect, it won’t be any good.”
Working in a family business is hard, because if you get into a fight with your parents, you still have to see and work with them every day. Unfortunately for me, my family didn’t teach me to be confrontational with my feelings. It’s my weakness.
Delaying heavy loads of emotional work is tempting because what comes ahead is uncomfortable. Like confronting a problem with a friend, or forgiving somebody you hurt, or forgiving somebody who hurt you.
Putting it off “until tomorrow” can work, but only for so long until it doesn’t anymore.
Doing the emotional work is always in demand.
And I’d like to think it’s something we can get better at, if we try.