I’m writing under pressure today. The sun is shining, the ocean is beckoning; teasing, tantalising and cajoling me to leave this desk and go and play. These are the last days of good weather, after all.
But I FREEZE.
I’ve left my blog writing to the last minute and I’m less then happy with myself because I know being under pressure actually stifles creativity.
Creativity is not restrictive. It is not tunnel visioned or pushed into a short window of time. It is not heavy or hurried or directed. It is not laden with rules.
Creativity is expansive. It is free. It is flowing, limitless and boundless. It is foot loose and fantasy driven. It is wild and crazy and passionate.
It does not subscribe to the theory of, “I work best under pressure.”
So, what to do?
If you’re someone who is consistently under pressure you may not actually notice just how much of a creative being you are.
Wouldn’t that be a shame?
What if you allowed yourself time and space just to imagine? What if you allowed yourself time and space just to be free in your thinking? Imagine all the possibilities you could conjure up.
What if, in that time and space, your real best life was waiting; one that you hadn’t thought up yet?
Our brains are like little puppies, just wanting to please us. They will go fetch what you ask of them… but that would require creating the thing to ask them first.
So, where in your life are you allowing time and space to create it?
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