5 Steps Reset Your Creative Space with a ROAR!
Creativity is a powerful force that can change the world. But many of us have never tapped into our creative potential.
Because we think creativity happens in an instant, and only to people with special talents or intelligence. We’ve been taught to be critical—to judge before creating—and so we often stifle our own creativity without even realizing it.
It doesn’t have to be this way!
Creativity doesn’t just happen on its own; it needs your input. So how do you get your creative juices flowing again?
With five simple steps: Rest, Organize, Analyze, Release, and ROAR!
Rest: You need time away from work for both your mental health and your physical health. Your brain needs downtime to process information and make new connections, too.
Your Action to ROAR: Give yourself permission to take a break from your work (and yes, creating artwork is work...!). Relax and clear your mind.
A lot of people are never releasing the negative thoughts that are keeping them stuck in an undesirable state. They're constantly thinking about what could go wrong or how they shouldn't start this project because they're not good enough or other crazy things, while they procrastinate on doing anything that will make them feel better.
This leads to more stress which leads to more negative thoughts.
If you are one of these people, you need to take a deep breath and stop the cycle by taking some time for yourself to relax and do something healthy for yourself -- meditate, exercise, or just let your mind wander for a bit.
Organize: Clean up your workspace and organize your tools and supplies.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed with clutter, start small by clearing one surface at a time. Then keep going with the next task for each step of this five-step process.
Your Action to ROAR: Clean up your workspace and organize your tools and supplies.
The whole idea that you need to be distracted while working on something can get in the way of actually doing work too, if you let it. All the art supplies scattered everywhere will only distract you and make it so much harder to do anything. You can't focus on your project or work if you're constantly thinking about how to clean that spot up or where to put that color mixing guide. It's maddening!
So instead, take some time to organize your art space. Clean it up and make room for everything by getting rid of unnecessary supplies -- I promise you, you don't need that 12th tube of white paint. Make sure everything has a place and put it back when you're done using it. This way, you'll know where everything is and you won't have to spend extra time looking for something.
Analyze: Take a look at what you’ve been working on and what’s been successful. What can you replicate? What needs to be tweaked? What should you abandon altogether?
Your Action to ROAR: Take a look at what you've been working on and what's been successful.
It's really easy to get lost in your work and forget what you were doing or where you were going with it. This is especially true if you're working on multiple projects at once.
So, take a step back and analyze what you've been working on. What's been successful? What do you want to continue working on? What do you think needs to be changed or altered?
Within the Positive Painter Art Business Membership, there is a helpful tool that you can use to journal out what is working and what isn't working "Artist Time Management Worksheet" is located in the Resources section of the Art Business Membership. If you are not a member, click here to learn more.
You never know what breakthroughs will happen if you just look at something with a fresh perspective, so take some time away from your project and try to see things clearly.
Release: Let go of any negative thoughts or feelings that are holding you back. Don’t worry about whether your ideas are perfect or whether you’re good enough. Just start creating!
Your Action to ROAR: Let go of any negative thoughts or feelings that are holding you back.
Now that you've rested, organized, and analyzed your work it's time to release all the negative thoughts or feelings that are holding you back. You can take care of this step while you're organizing too if it would be helpful, but definitely do it at some point in this process.
Negative emotions are usually fear-based -- fear of failure, fear of the unknown, fear of not being good enough. All these fears are just thoughts and they're not based in reality, but we let them control us anyway.
So, take a deep breath and release all those fears. Let go of them and tell yourself that you're capable of anything. Tell yourself that you can do this and that you will succeed.
Your Action to ROAR! Last, but definitely not least, it's time to start creating again! With fresh energy and a new perspective.
Give yourself permission to experiment, make mistakes, and have fun. you're ready to take on the world and create something amazing. So, let's go!
When you’re finished, you should have a clean, organized workspace and a renewed sense of creativity. So get started on your five-step plan today and see what amazing things you can create!
Final thoughts to Reset Your Creative Space!
Rest, Organize, Analyze and Release to Roar! These are the five steps you can use to reset your creative space. This process will help you clear your mind of any negative thoughts or feelings that are holding you back from creating again with fresh energy and a new perspective.
With all these benefits on the table there really isn't much more we need to say about Rest, Organize, Analyze and ROAR!
Let's do it together today! Leave a comment below on what you intend to do to ROAR!
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