Your body and mind do some things automatically.
They don’t require your involvement.
In fact, they might even fight it. You know what I mean if you’ve ever chosen to skip dessert, get over someone, be more patient or exercise more… only to not.
Your heart beats without needing anything from you.
Same thing with your emotions – they flare up and disappear all on their own.
Sure, you can influence these things. Spending a few minutes dancing around will change both your emotions and heartbeat. But that’s not the same as, say, lifting your arm. If you want to raise your arm, you simply do it. Dancing to get your blood and endorphins pumping is more like tricking your body into doing what you want.
Such is the nature of being alive. You have a conscious mind and things you can control directly… and a huge chunk of your life that seems to just happen.
You aren’t a hapless, helpless victim though.
If you put the work in, you get the results.
You might not be able to choose your heartrate… but, with training, you can change it.
You might not be able to choose to be twice as happy… but you can train your emotions and mindset as well.
And so it is with creativity.
Oh, how the world would be different if you could turn creativity on and off, as easily as choosing to breathe in now.
(Although who would ever turn it off…?)
But that’s not how it works. It’s up to you to train it.
The best thing you can do to choose creativity is to turn up each day. If you’re a writer, write. If you’re a painter, paint. Whatever it is, never let your thoughts get too far from the topic – and the best way to do that is through action.
Good advice, which you’ve probably heard before.
And maybe it’s a little frustrating because you don’t want that. You want techniques. You want something actionable, something you can do right now to enter a creative state of mind.
I hear you.
So how about you hear me:
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I designed this class for writers, clearly, but it applies to just about any creative pursuit.
Specifically, through this class you’ll learn:
And like with writing itself, all it takes to learn all this is to show up.
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