I had an idea for a few posts and realized I could categorize them into a series – hence Life Lessons was created. Check out more life lessons on the menu.
I’m often telling friends to break down projects into baby steps. One friend is too tired to do housework during the week and ends up exhausted by the end of the weekend when she tries to cram it all in. My suggestion is break it down. Toss a load of wash in Tuesday evening, clean your vanity Wednesday after supper. The majority of us have 10-15 minutes of energy in the evenings.
So why not apply our baby steps to our creative endeavours? Don’t start with I don’t have the time or energy to write my novel, start a blog today, this weekend or this season. A huge project is overwhelming and yes the majority of us don’t have the time to write a novel or paint a series of pictures in a weekend or month. We do have the time to get a notebook out and jot down ideas.
Break down your project and take baby steps. Over a coffee write an outline for a story. Check that Pinterest board you have of craft projects you want to make. Pick one and write down the supplies needed. If you want to paint but feel you don’t have the time to paint your large masterpiece what about painting cards for now?
Take a baby step in the direction you want to go. Don’t put things off as too tired, no time or no money. Let’s be serious those three things might never change if you don’t at least start somewhere. Baby steps, break a project down into what is manageable (right now) and start. Do not look at the big picture. Look at what you can manage and start small but start.
PS let me know if I can help – bounce ideas off of, offer encouragement, start a conversation and maybe hold each other accountable for our baby steps. We can so do this.
You can always start now !