3 Simple Ways How to Stop Procrastinating and Be More Creative
I’m curious… Have you ever had an exciting idea that regularly knocks on your mental door, but instead of giving it a chance for expression, you would bash it with an excuse?
Perhaps one of these:
“It’s not the right time.”
“I am too tired and busy right now.”
“I’m not ready yet.”
If so, you’re not alone.
“I’m too old for that.”
I sabotaged myself in the exact same ways for years, before I made the time to explore my passion for painting. The truth is: I was afraid.
I remember being scared asking these questions in my mind:
“What if I really like it?”
“How can I waste my time in such a silly way?”
“Am I getting too scattered with my passions? What about coaching and writing?
I tried to silence this little voice with distractions. You know…
- With more “serious” work,
- Watching new Netflix series,
- Buying more things,
- And with food and drinks
These quick “go-to remedies” always left me feeling empty. Something was missing in my life.
Finally, one night in November 2016, I went to a friend’s house for dinner who paints on a side and it finally clicked in me 💡.
I thought to myself: I can explore my passion and be creative. I can use painting as an expressive channel in my coaching and writing work. I can do it on a side.
The next day, I bought supplies and started to paint! I immediately felt the rush of aliveness, a warm feeling around my chest. I had so much joy, just playing with colours and shapes. Since then, I’ve been painting regularly. (Last July, I took an online course on how to paint with acrylics applying various techniques, and then painted these 3 paintings to my new office, which I love!)
If you too, are procrastinating on your passions and dreams:
Here are 3 Ways to Overcome the “Lack of Time” Excuse and Take Action:
#1. We all have the same exact 24h. Lack of time or feeling that you’re too old or too young for something is never a real excuse. It’s just a cover for your deeper fears. It’s time to shine the light on them to make them disappear.
#2. You have to look closer how you’re currently using your time and where your time is perhaps sucked by distractions like social media, TV, or useless meetings etc.
#3. You and I know well that, when something is truly important to you, you will make the time. You’ll wake up earlier or go to sleep later at night. Take a few hours on a weekend to do this thing that lights you up.
It’s time that you give yourself permission and take yourself on “a creative exploratory date”.
The CEO Roadmap offers you an opportunity to finally treat yourself and your heart desires with priority.
This is YOUR TIME.
Sign-up for The CEO Roadmap – Do something today that your future-self will thank you for!
Cannot wait to see you and cheer you on inside the course!
With love and excitement,