It’s been a blah couple of days for me, creatively.
I have a lot of projects on my plate, and I’m even really excited about them. I think about then often. But when naptime rolls around and I can really dig in, I am finding myself unable to make progress. I start something, and I realize I’m missing something critical to completion (or even beginning!). I start something else, only to discover that my inspiration has fled. I think about starting another thing, and realize that I really owe someone an email, but I just don’t have the energy to write it.
Maybe it’s because I’m extra tired. I’m in my third trimester! Wow. I only realized that the other day, and it does explain a lot. (It took me 3 hours to clean my house the other day, when it usually only takes me an hour total, and while the house needed the cleaning, it was not that dirty!!). The other night, when I could have been making progress on one project or another, I just laid on the couch, watched several episodes Wings, and had a snack. It was mindless, it was restful, and it was great. 😉 I really needed that mental break!
There is also the idea of a creative ebb and flow (that has nothing to do with pregnancy!). Sometimes I feel like doing one kind of project over another, and then a few days/weeks/months later, my passion is for something different. If I can pinpoint what thing is floating my boat at the moment, I can usually jump back into the thick of crafting with renewed vigor.
I’m having trouble figuring out exactly what I want to be doing right now, though. I also know that in 12 weeks or so, my crafty time is going to be severely limited (or nonexistent, at least for a while!). So while I know that it is good to rest, I also want to be using my time wisely/efficiently.
I think my plan for the next little bit, until I can get my inspiration back, is going to be to break down my to-do list tasks/goals into even more sub-tasks so that I feel productive when I accomplish one of them. I know that when I feel productive, it actually helps me to get those juices flowing again! Hope this works!
*P.S. The photo has absolutely nothing to do with the text of this post. I just have had too many photo-less posts recently. I also think that snowdrops are so beautiful. They’re starting to rival crocus as my favorite spring flower!