What do you do when you feel stuck? What motivates you to continue doing whatever it is you do? How do you deal with roadblocks? How do you handle distractions? These are questions that continually pop up in my head for me. Some days I can handle these with no problem, other days I just shut down.
Roadblocks are part of the process
Feeling stuck is part of the process, I get that. We all go through it and we all handle it differently. There are many factors involved that can cause us to get to that I just can’t create anything, or anything worth putting out their place. The internal, self-inflicted factors I can deal with. It’s the out of our control and/or “we could actually change this situation but in reality, we can’t” situations that make me crabby (just ask my hubby!)
For what seems like months I’ve been muddling through, not really getting out and shooting much and not really accomplishing much either. Lord knows I have a huge backlog of images (don’t we all?) that I could be working on. Why don’t I? Maybe I should make that into little projects and blogs posts. Will that help get me motivated to just finish one thing or part of one thing?
Do you ever write something down on a to-do list just for the sole purpose of crossing it off? I tied my shoes today, cross that off the list! Yay!!
Too much on my plate. Learning to say no. Helping people. Doing things that aren’t in line with your creative path. These are all things that need to be addressed in my life and I’m guessing in yours as well. I will address them but I think it’s a bit much for one blog post so consider this the first in what I’m hoping will help me and in turn help you get through, over, under, past some of these roadblocks. (At least I already have post #2 for this in the wings!!)
Putting this out there to you and perhaps the Universe – what are your thoughts? What do you do? Come on tell me in the comments!
What do you get out of this? Hopefully, something will resonate with you and you’ll have an AHA moment, or you’ll realize that you’re not alone in all this. Why do we always think we’re the only one in the world going through something anyway? Maybe you’ll find some inspiration in some of my words, one of my images or someone else’s comments here. Is that enough? For now? I think so!
Let’s hear your stories and ideas!
P.S. I would love if you would post your comments public unless you have your reasons for not I get that. If they are public though then everyone can benefit from your insights as well!