Vanshika Garg

Posted Tuesday, September 26, 2023

2mo

ISTJ
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🤔How To Create When You Are Feeling Overwhelmed?

🤔 How to Create, When You’re Feeling Overwhelmed? 🤷 Our days can be overwhelming because of which many people put off their creative work.— 🙍 it just doesn’t feel possible. 💁 If you’re in this camp, one or more of these will sound familiar to you::- ➡️ I’m too busy right now, I can always do it later. ➡️ Things have to be just right before I can do (creative work. ➡️ When things are settled, that’s when I’ll start. ➡️ I need to clear out my desk, my office, my life before I can start. 🤷 Of course, the time never comes when you’re feeling settled, when you’re not busy or stressed or overwhelmed, when your life is cleared out and things are just right. 💁 So there’s always a reason to put off the creative work. 🫴 So the opportunity is to work with the conditions just as they are. 🤷 So that you can create no matter what the conditions around you. -------------------------------------------- 🤔 How to Create Despite Overwhelm? ♦️ The first thing is to notice that you’re feeling busy, stressed, overwhelmed, etc. 🤔 What does it feel like in your body? 🤔 Can you bring some breath, presence, or love to help calm it down? ♦️ Once you’ve gotten present to the stress in your body, then decide if you’d like to take responsibility for creating what you want to create in your life. 🤔 Are you up for choosing into something new? 💁 If you are then create the space. 🫴 You can create it right now, or block off some time for later. 🤔 What do you need to do to create the space? 🫴 Set things aside, clear off your desk, close apps, play some music? ♦️ Now that you’ve created the space, see if you can calm down your nervous system some more. 🧘 Breathe. Sit in stillness for a minute. ⚠️ Notice that you can take that one small step in the midst of chaos that means you can take another. And possibly another. -------------------------------------------- 🤔 How to Practice? 💁 I suggest a daily practice. 💁 possibly every weekday, or several times a week. 🤷 Something that’s regular and more frequent than once a week. ⭕ Commit yourself to creating something specific — 👉 writing blog posts or a book, painting, sketching, making music, making videos, writing a research report, making a marketing campaign, etc. ⭕ It also helps to commit to sharing it with someone.— 👉 an accountability partner, a group of beta readers, an audience for your work. 👉 This will call you forward when you’re feeling resistance. ⭕ Create the space — 👉 every morning as I’m having my warm water, every evening after I close out my work day, every day at lunch, etc. 👉 Block it off on your calendar, clear out distractions as much as you’re able to. ⭕ Then practice as described above.— 👉 show up and start creating despite your overwhelm and chaos. ⚠️ Notice when you get pulled away by distraction, or shut down by overwhelm or not knowing. ⭕ Create a new story for yourself 👉 a powerful one where you can show up for yourself and your art in the midst of a storm.

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