1- Be Proactive…Know thy self
About fifteen years ago, after taking the Glasser training, I realized that I have a high need for freedom. As a result, I know I need to be routinely creating to maintain my sense of happiness and well-being. Now, as soon as I sense the wall of inertia on the horizon, I start taking steps to fight the creativity block. I don’t wait to hit the wall. In this state, I also remind myself of the story of the Little Engine That Could. I keep repeating, “Inch by inch” and “Stop chirping start chugging.” Over the past week, I could sense my restlessness hence I know I need to take action.
2- Share. Call a friend.
I have always found great inspiration and momentum in sharing ideas and projects with others. Although I have a couple of creative muses, there is one friend whom you might say is my creative partner, Leslie Bell. Years ago, we shared a class. In addition, we were the social skill program leaders/presenters at the school, collaborated on social skill workshops and were co-producers/directors of What Good is a Song, a musical that Leslie wrote. Since teaching together, we have constantly shared our creative writing and entrepreneurial projects, offering feedback and brainstorming. A call or several calls to Leslie is my routine to loosen my mental knots. Yesterday I spent over an hour with Leslie brainstorming collaborative and personal projects.