Oh, I know...you've got groceries to buy, the house to clean, mail to take to the post box, and anything else you can think of in order NOT to get to work. Why is that, and why is it that so many people suffer from the syndrome of procrastination?
I admit it...I have the syndrome too! Yes, I think up all sorts of things that have to be done before I 'feel comfortable' entering the realm of creative chaos to do the work. What is it that keeps me from immediately and excitedly jumping into that chaos instead of resisting it? Entering the chaos should be welcomed because that is where creativity thrives and where wonderful ideas are shaped and made into tangible works of art...it is the portal from invisible to visible!
I resist the potential for my own success by not heeding the call to eagerly and with all haste...jump in to that creative chaos. Then the idea that elicited my resistance quickly evaporates becoming a ghost of what at one time was possible.
Next time I have that urge, I've decided I'm going to take a different approach. I'm going to let go of the to-dos (including those I create to add as more distraction) and jump in to that creative space that requires flinging fabrics to and fro, stacking embellishments in temporary places, and having to scurry around for supplies because another inspiration just hit. Can being ok with chaos be fun, or made to be fun? Creativity tickles the spirit, so why shouldn't that creative zone be a fun space to be in?
I know that to jump into the creative zone right away would mean me being somewhat naked because I may not feel ready (sort of like waking up in the morning to an alarm clock), and no time is the perfect time to work in the 'raw', get dirty, and make a mess. But that is what doing the work is all about. I give myself permission to do so, and I give you permission too (if you are in need of it)!
Next time, eagerly leap into the creative abyss and shake, rattle and roll!