Have you longed to do something creative, but you immediately talk yourself out of it? There is something about starting or even thinking of starting to do something that brings you life that has been a real struggle for me. I recently started a picture and immediately thought “I can’t do this!” Some of the struggles I’ve had and I’ve heard others share are “I don’t have the time. I’m not any good. I’m not as good as… I don’t know where to start…” Suddenly I remember all that I should be doing and feel guilty for feeling any such thoughts of wanting to do more. My to do list pops in my head and I think I’ll get around to it when I have time (which rarely happens).
I took a class recently and we had to write ourselves permission slips as we worked. (I originally heard about this from Brene Brown). So I found myself writing, Have fun playing! Creativity is living in the question mark. See what emerges. Re-create, risk to trust. You can have fun! Wait to see what happens. The process was humbling as once again I began again.
Do you struggle with feeling like you are creative? Do you find yourself talking yourself out of creativity before you start? I’d love to share my struggles in creating.