Does anyone else sit around staring at their phone rather than doing the things they really enjoy? Or watching Netflix and focusing on what the characters say, do or live through? Often times thoughts and ideas pass through my mind without ever getting out. I don’t even draw anything for days on end.
On a longish side note, for those of you in a rush feel free to skip to the next paragraph: I’m very proud to say that I conquered one of my fears. I watched The Haunting of Hill House. I even watched it at night. Yeah, I really did it! I had quite a few nightmares but I figured I’m up at night anyway, what harm could it do? I watched it through one eye but with fear in my heart and all over my face. Don’t judge me! It was such a great show glad I got through it. Now that its over I am going through withdrawal. It’s sad when good shows end.
The truth is, sometimes it’s the distractions but often times it’s fear that prevents me from doing the creative things I enjoy. Or even self-doubt that creeps in. I start thinking that I don’t have anything worth looking at or writing! Nothing to keep readers interested or coming back. I often conquer this by just starting something, anything, once I start all is good. Most times starting is all it takes.
If I hadn’t started the Palm Trees and Loyalties Gallery I would still just be thinking about drawing.
Remember this when you feel unmotivated to be creative. Everybody feels that way sometimes. Creating takes guts! Find that motivation no matter how far you have to dig, keep on doing what you love to do. If you need more motivation check this out!
See you next week!