When You Can’t Start

You have so much inside to create but sometimes it just won’t come out. You sit down to write or to make and despite your ideas your canvas is blank. I know. I’ve been there. Hell, I still go there regularly. The problem is usually that despite your want to create you have a fear, or 1,000 fears, that makes it extremely hard to go past the first word or paint mark. Next time you feel yourself getting stuck do this exercise that I like to call “The Fear Buster.” (read more)

 

Find a quiet place. Give yourself 15 minutes on a timer and begin to furiously write. Don’t stop. Don’t edit yourself. Just call up your fears and unapologetically let them out on paper. At the end of the 15 minutes put down the pen, close your eyes and spend a minute or two in silence. Repeat this mantra, “I am not my fear, my fears are not reality. I love myself and I believe in my vision.”

 

When we call out our fear, when we give them a place to live (on paper, not in our minds) it releases us. It clears out the negative talk in our heads and leaves more space for ideas and love. After you do the exercise continue to repeat the mantra anytime a fear comes up or when you feel blocked of creativity.

 

“I am not my fear, my fears are not reality. I love myself and I believe in my vision.”

 

Happy creating.

 

 

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