The funny thing about transition is that, when you’re in the heart of it, all of you can think about is what it’s going to be like when you’re out of it. Sometimes the only way to find peace in all of it is by making a decision.
Instead of believing we need to save our best ideas for the perfect "rainy" creative day when they are magically and fully formed, what if we believed there would always be more ideas–that we need to use our ideas when we have them, not hoard them?
Waiting to get out of a seemingly perpetual standstill can feel unnerving and scary. You've tried everything to get yourself out of this funk, only to find yourself still stuck. Turns out, there are a few activities you can try that will also help calm your anxiety during this season.
The idea of abandonment was always synonymous with giving up or failing...until it applied to my ideas. Sometimes it's better to let go of ideas that simply aren't working anymore in order to embrace better ones that are shaped by the ones that came before them.
When you are in a creative rut, it's easy to become overwhelmed and frustrated. Instead of trying to push through, sometimes the best course is to look back. Your past work can often reveal the answers to the questions you're facing about moving forward.