WHAT IF LIMITED TIME WAS A BLESSING?
Feeling like you just never have enough time?
That time is the missing link - the reason why you can't do the fun, joyful things you want to do.
That you're feeling called to do - wishing to create or to finally finish!
Or just time to finish the work you HAVE to do so you can go off and relax with your knitting? With that book that's been sitting on your bedside table for half a year?
I totally get that.
Some days I feel like I'm juggling a million things and the to do list doesn't end. It can be frustrating and I still catch myself cursing my lack of time.
WHAT IF LIMITED TIME ISN'T A BARRIER?
What if it was the secret for your success?
What if, because of your LACK of time,
you end up having to just MAKE DO and film a short video while sitting in your car.
(Like I did yesterday after kinder drop off)
What if, you end up having to just write up that blog post, write that sales email, finish the project
USING WHAT YOU HAVE - DOING WHAT YOU CAN.
now i would totally love love love more time to focus.
To do the dozen other projects I have burning within me to get out.
And knowing this season of my life - baby making & preschooler herding - I'm going to be sharing that time and focus with little people who don't understand the concept!
Yet I also know that HAVING the time doesn't always equate to USING THE TIME for the actual DOING.
But when there is a deadline, when there is 'no' time:
I just had to GET IT DONE. NO MATTER WHAT.
Instead of researching some 'better' strategies.
Instead of looking for better tools
Instead of talking about the idea some more to 'nut out' the exact outline / steps / best path forward.
What if you used the limited time - as a blessing?
TO JUST GETTING YOUR WORK OUT THERE.
To just creating the artwork the best you can WITH WHAT YOU HAVE...
which means what little time you do carve out.
(Ooh another story to explore - gonna #notetoself that for Creativity Catalyst)
It's a blessing because:
you don't get distracted by focusing on perfection - you just need to get it done as best you can.
you don't waste time with non-essentials - you need to get it done with what you have and that means NO FRILLS - us creatives LOVE FRILLS! We just think if we add more frills, somehow that will mean MORE people will love it too.
But then that perfect, beautiful frilly project?
remains in our imagination
you don't get lost in doubts + fears + overthinking which usually ends up getting you stuck in overwhelm - you can't overthink when there is a deadline coming up!
You've DECIDED to get it DONE.
You don't have time or space to question the direction you've decided to go.
YOU JUST GO DO IT.
Or just admitting to yourself - that it's NOT that you don't have the time.
It's just not a priority for you.
You WANT & NEED to watch the new season of Games of Thrones.
Your priority is going out for dinner with your family
Your prioirity is to relax and scroll facebook as your self - care...
You honestly rather read that email/article or watch another movie.
creativity is about expressing your heart
Not another thing you SHOULD be doing.
I believe if that's what you want, what you need - then go do that!
Maybe you're burnt out and need to collect, consume & absorb more inspiration, ideas or just space to chill out so your mind & heart can recover.
To give you more energy so that you're ready to DIVE IN to creating your next project.
How can you know?
This requires you to CONNECT with yourself.
to KNOW in your heart really, honestly, what is it that you desire?
BUT saying you want to do something MORE creative
BUT BUT BUT
you 'don't have the time'?
Reframe that to:
it's not a priority right now for me.
If THAT rings true - then GO DO the thing that IS a priority for you.
BUT if deep down, you're still feeling that missing spark?
You're still feeling a little shy, voice saying
...but but but - I miss having fun and being creative!
I DO want to connect and do that project I keep thinking about!
I WANT TO BE the person that does these things instead of talking about it.
I WANT TO do it and get it out there!!
Instead of having it burn a hole in me.
THEN you need to reframe that to:
i always have time for my priorities.
AND THIS FEELING TO EXPLORE THAT MISSING SPARK IS A PRIORITY FOR ME
The trick is then to USE THAT LIMITED TIME as a blessing!
As the secret to ACTUALLY DOING IT.
Meaning, don't let it be a huge ass project.
Pick ONE SMALL STEP you can take TODAY that gets you moving forward in that direction.
Is it to cancel / postpone that movie marathon you'd agreed to?
Is it to write out 5 tools you need to get on your way home.
Is it to spend 10 minutes writing out the outline.
Is it to just gather the materials you need & spend 5 minutes starting the project...
is it to organise a little babysitting so you can go out and attend that class
It could be something simple like jumping in puddles & noticing that it takes 2 minutes to change you mood & mindset
Because in order to REFRAME anything - you need your mood AND mindset to be CONNECTED
THEN using that change in energy to propel you forward to the next 5 minutes.
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