Ever feel like your subconscious has put a little bit of an embargo on your creative output?
That’s how I’ve been feeling for the past couple of months.
There’s the normal contributing factors (busyness, the creativity crushing effect of an election cycle, not enough sunlight.) But the situation gets compounded because not producing creative output has a self-perpetuating effect. Creative activity is the best way to ward off and protect against bad feelings.
So what’s needed to get going again?
(Can you think of any metaphors that aren’t related to machines? Is this something people dealt with before machines were so prevalent in our lives?)
First off, creative activity, while it feels like a luxury, is not. It is the ultimate anti-depressant and anti-anxiety. It keeps you sane. It keeps the power on and flowing and on your side.
But it is time to treat it like a fresh project, a new beginning. December and January are always a good time to clean up and start new projects.
- Digital Cleanup: This is a project I’ll be undertaking this week (More on that soon.)
- Year End Summary
- Next Year’s Goals
These should set me set up with a fresh and clean sphere for new creative action. Onwards!