Posts tagged Productivity
HOW TO USE REFLECTION AS A WEEKLY PLANNING TOOL.

When it comes to planning for a creative project - whether that's working towards a specific goal or more simply setting aside that time to hone your craft - putting in place a very strict structure can sometimes work against you.

It can leave you feeling stifled and frustrated, send you off course without realising and even deepen an impending period of creative block.

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TRACKING PROGRESS OVER A LONG-TERM CREATIVE PROJECT.

When we're working on something long term, that nobody else gets to see for a long long time, when it's just us and the blank page, or sketchbook, or wherever - is it still important for us to measure our achievements, to celebrate those tiny, incremental wins along the winding path of a creative life? And for those projects which are purely personal, the ones we do to learn a new skill, or to relax at the end of the day - is the progress irrelevant or even meaningless to the process itself? 

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WHY I DON'T BELIEVE IN CREATIVE BLOCK.

I don’t believe in creative block. Here's what I do believe in: the difficult business of showing up to your art, again and again and again. When it feels easy, when it feels hard, when it feels impossible. Finding the rhythm and the repetition in this process is the key to shutting the door on creative block and getting the work done. 

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