Creativity Coaching: Spontaneity
October 3, 2010 § 2 Comments
Thanks for touching base. I’ve done several activities during my 15 non-goal oriented minutes: reading poetry (which has reminded me of how simple and filling it can be), journaling (insight description to follow), searching for submission venues, and today I edited and posted a poem I wrote yesterday. Yes, a spontaneous poem! That was cool.
Taking the pressure off outcome and why was helpful. I don’t know if the need to know will return as my motivation ebbs and flows, but it relieved the pressure for now. And the journaling I did offered me an insight. Let’s call it slowing down. There are several areas in my life in which I’m ambitious – and in the past, driven – and in which I’m slowing down. I’m doing the work, but differently. Gen X coined the phase “work smarter, not harder,” and I’m doing exactly that. So I’m wondering if in writing I’m also slowing down (OK, well, clearly I am), and if a tweaked short-term goal might be to work smarter and not harder. And if so, what would that look like and how would it impact my existential why?
I want to keep this 15 minute a day exercise (with one or two days off a week – because I hate every day obligations and have to have an out) and see where it continues to take me.
I’d love to hear your thoughts about this.