Posted by: Cathy | July 17, 2017

Creativity Dis-ease 12: Creative Overwhelm

In my role as a creativity coach, I’ve identified 12 creativity dis-eases that get us off-track from our art. Each month, I’ll highlight one.

This month, we’re talking about “Creative Overwhelm.” Can you relate?

You are probably a “Renaissance” soul and want to try everything. There’s so much you want to do, so many ideas, techniques, different ways to be creative. You could do this, that, or the other thing. You have supplies in your closet for a dozen different art or craft forms; knitting, collage, watercolors, cross-stitch, acrylics, beading.

You’re overthinking your creativity and over-committed.

The key is to get back to basics. Look at all of the things you want to do but pick one project and commit to it for four weeks. Set a schedule to try different modalities or projects if you want (knitting one month, painting the next, photography the one after), but do one thing at a time for a set period. Ease into a weekly or daily routine to make progress on your one project. Keep moving and start finishing things.

Having big ideas is one thing, but it’s another to have some finished projects under your belt. You’ll feel more accomplished, more satisfied, and more focused when you finish what you’ve started. Don’t let your creative power flounder with indecision and overwhelm. Pick a project and make it happen.

What do you think? Have you experienced a “Creative Overwhelm”?

If you feel your creativity health is off, take my free Creativity Health Assessment quiz to identify your creativity dis-ease! Then consider signing up for my free 30-minute Creativity Health Plan coaching session to help you find a solution for your creativity dis-ease.

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