If you aren’t doing enough of your creative work, maybe you feel a sense of shame. Deep down, you believe you should be able to make the time for it.
But day after day, the time slips away. Sometimes you procrastinate out of anxiety or fear. Other times a family or work situation gets in the way.
And while you recognize that you’ve got a lot going on in your life, on some level you blame yourself. I should be able to make the time, you tell yourself. It isn’t rocket science. Just cut back on some things, commit to a time, and be firm about sticking with it.
Even worse, you might know people who just go ahead with their creative work–easily, simply, blithely doing it–while you’re tortured by your desire to do your creative work AND the fact that you’re not doing it. (Don’t beat yourself up over not being one of those people. They’re not superior to you–they just have a personality, worldview, family upbringing, or life situation that supports their creative work. You don’t have that. So don’t compare.)
Yes, it CAN be simple to find time for creative work and do it–IF you’re in the right physical, mental, emotional, energetic, and spiritual state.
But here’s the truth: If it were easy FOR YOU to make time for your creative work, you’d be doing it.
The fact is, if you’re someone who ISN’T making time for your creative work, it’s because there’s actually a lot in your way.
To get to your creative work, YOU have to tunnel through layers of family beliefs and admonitions (“people like us don’t get to do what we love,” “get a real job,” “be responsible”), stare down worries about money and financial stability, get past fears about letting other people down, AND handle all the logistical challenges of your everyday life.
Still sound easy? 😉
There’s no victim mentality here–just a recognition that you have some real barriers in your way.
And with that comes another truth: When you really recognize what’s in your way and handle it, you CAN find time to do your creative work. And you CAN do it with that inspired golden flow and ease.
If making time is one of your challenges, come join me in this sacred circle (done via Facebook live): HOW TO FIND TIME FOR YOUR CREATIVE WORK.
We’re going to unpack the half-hidden beliefs, work with the anxiety, and start finding solutions.