Do you ever feel like you have to be in the ‘right’ kind of mood to write a blog post or be creative?
I realised that each time I sit down to write a post, I fully expect myself to feel inspired, positive and bursting with energy. Umm. Guess what? Not realistic.
Take right now, for example. I’m in a bit of a ‘meh’ mood and I’ve been sitting here kinda waiting for the magic to happen. Waiting for my brain to switch into super-creative-inspired-charge mode. I put on some music that usually inspires me, and yeah …. nothing. The pressure mounts. I want to write a blog post! I want to write something that’s gonna mean something to people and change the world! (Well, maybe just the former). And then, it hit me. There’s more to life than one ‘ideal’ mood and it doesn’t make it a negative thing. In fact, so many artists, poets and writers have said that they perform their best when they feel sad or frustrated (tortured artist, anyone?)!
Don’t wait for the ideal mood to come along. Take what you’ve got and own it. Yep, even the ‘meh’ mood is a mood. Don’t be so hard on yourself (yep, talking to myself now).
You know what my favourite mantra is? Keep it simple, stupid. Once you start to complicate or overthink anything, whether it be a design, an outfit, your plans for the day, it often ends in confusion and frustration. Bring your awareness back to the moment, say no to the pressure you’re putting on yourself and move forward with confidence. And hey! Look what happened! I wrote a blog post!
Here’s to keeping it simple (stupid) ;)