It wasn’t earth-shattering, but I did my crafts a little differently than my friends this weekend. I’d like to ease into a regular creative expression time again. I dabble. And writing online is a craft I kind of do, then sort of forget about it because it’s not tangible.
What do you all think about consistency of media/timing, etc, when you are trying to invent something? That is, do you always set aside a certain time of day? Do you sit down regularly to the place that has certain tools of inventing? 2 months ago
I really made an effort to be mindful this weekend, including weirdo and regular yoga. Exercise in the sun probably helped. Not eating too much probably helped. Time dedicated to work—yeah, I needed that too.
As per the stereotype of aha shower moments, the little epiphany came during a Sunday bike ride. Clarity happened. I wasn’t wrapped up in the outcome. I just glimpsed the bigger picture. I didn’t judge myself for the smallness of the epiphany. Just let it happen. (Re: complex structure and home nooks.)
I didn’t do anything about the ideas yet. The pressure to linearly execute, or to communicate, the idea just limits all the swirly happy thinking that needs to happen first. 2 months ago
I am reminded of this because I am preparing for a particularly creative February.
I notice some fear. I will start small. I want to invent
-really just plan- a new useful way of doing what I need to do at work. Eventually (and more interestingly), I want to figure out how to probe a question that hasn’t been asked before. Baby steps.
To make it easier, I will stick to doodling prototypes for myself right now. No hard questions yet. 4 months ago