Please Kill Me,
Salutations my celestially challenged crewmen. Monday’s down the drain, as we all angrily watch Tuesday’s rise into future obscurity.
Anyway – let’s talk about the bones. As creatives, it can be easy to lose ourselves in the sheer amount of crap that we mentally plan and/or are forced to deal with.
Naturally, we tend to lean toward the more -free spirited methods of operating our lives and with such general attitudes, are essentially driving without direction. On the other hand, this can also cause us strain -when we finally decide to buckle down, (a futile attempt to be stern with ourselves) and actually work according to a plan.
This method is necessary, though it can leave us creatively stifled – as the exponential growth of our goals reveals itself to be intimidating.When these issues become apparent, it’s often necessary to break it all down to the bones.
Now, this doesn’t mean that you have to dig into your own skin or anything (though, I probably wouldn’t stop you). What this means, is to find the body of your goals and cut the fat from its’ carcass. (Sorry, I’ve been watching horror movies.)
Do you have dreams of grandeur? (Cut it.) Thoughts of failure? ( Throw them off of a cliff). Hesitant emotions? ( Throw yourself off a cliff. Okay just kidding- #notreally).
Anything unrelated to the bare knuckle grind of writing your work to completion- needs to be redacted from your psyche. What this does – is give you the mental space to operate efficiently and with purpose.
All too often we find ourselves lost in thoughts: possibilities, ideas, inspirations, fears, etc. Though these are natural responses to the trifle that is the down-time between writing – if we do not learn to distinguish that, from the reality of what we MUST do, we will inevitably fail.
When we cut down to the bones of our goals we become clear in mind and action. Training yourself to do this will keep you focused. Yes kiddies, I’m telling you to put your free-wheeling spirit in the backseat for a bit- so that your inner adult can make a change for the better.
It may not be easy, but it’s a little trick, that will help to keep you safely on track -when things become too overwhelming.
Don’t get me wrong, you can be a free spirit again once you’ve mastered the method- but for the time being- the distractions that layer over your initial plan of action can destroy any progress at all -if you allow them to.
So cut it down, down, down….
To the bone.
See ya’ tomorrow,