Daydream. Unplug. Get away. Be bored.
Doing absolutely nothing is a huge reset button for creativity.
Easier said than done though.
Today we’re going to be talking about the importance of spending time doing nothing.
Our culture rewards busyness and hustle even though they’re not necessarily productive. So we can catch some flack from others for visibly taking the time to do nothing.
And we give ourselves a whole lot of criticism for taking a break.
One key tool in using the power of doing nothing is to learn to say NO. Saying NO helps to create more space.
No to others whose requests aren’t in alignment with where we are or the time we have.
And No to ourselves about doing more and filling every waking hour.
By giving the brain downtime, we give it a rest, and our ideas the space to incubate.
Letting go of control and doing nothing gives our subconscious the space to work out solutions for us.
The idea that comes out of the blue. Inspiration. All come from letting our subconscious
do some of the heavy lifting.
So take some time this weekend to sit and be. DO nothing.
Quiet your mind.
Watch and observe.
And create space for your creativity to flourish.
Creativity is one leg of the three-legged stool that makes for a thriving, sustainable painting practice and business. It’s the inner game that leads to success in the outer games of painting and business.
What are you going to let go of so you have the time to do nothing?
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