Since landing a full time job as a designer I’ve found it harder and harder to want to work on projects of my own after a long day of sitting in front of a computer screen. I’ve been telling myself over and over again that I will start on all of these personal projects I’ve been thinking up but the motivation is lost so easily when I see my comfy bed when I walk through the door. Regardless of how tired I’m feeling I realize that I need to continuously push myself. I won’t get anywhere by letting myself burn out. Yes, it’s a good thing to relax every now and again but if I want to reach my goals and continue to learn I need to take action. I need to keep on creating.
Like I said in a previous post I’ve been practicing calligraphy. I have daydreams of taking on fun hand lettering projects and when I told Aaron that today he made such a good point, why am I not showcasing that work? He’s completely right. I don’t have a portfolio showcasing any of that work because I’ve been holding myself back with excuses of “I’m not good enough” and “I’m too tired.” I’ve become so complacent that I’m not pushing myself to learn and grow. And that sucks to think about.
So what I’m trying to say is push yourself. I’ve come to the harsh realization that my goals aren’t going to be met by sitting around or sleeping. Goals will be met with hard work and motivation. So cheers to that. I’m going to be spending this weekend writing out all of my goals and setting deadlines for myself. The only way to get shit handled is to actually do something about it.
You are a very talented designer and I really like your work. One thing I did notice is that in your blog post you did choose an image that showcases nature. I find that Nature and creativity can have a big connection.
When you feel fizzled out or creatively depleted go explore nature. The shapes and geometric patterns of nature itself can be used for inspiration or you might just enjoy the serenity of meditating in nature.
The meditation process can really help to clear your mind and I do find that I get a lot of creative ideas, guidance, and inspiration when meditating.
Thank you so much for this! I didn’t even think of that when I was putting the image together but you are so right.
Hi, neighbor! I can’t believe you live right on 25th! How are you liking your new pad? I love that building and it’s right across from CP which is fabulous. Welcome to the ‘hood!
Hi love! I’m in LOVE with it so much!!! And seriously, I’ve been to CP at least 4 times within the last week. Crazy! Hopefully I’ll see you in yoga sometime! xo
Great advice, and very nice blog! I just came across it via My Socal’d life, and I’ll be following!