Mandi's way to solve a creative problem.
- Ask your self what is it you want to achieve.
- Noodle it until you can't think of any other options.
- take a break and do something else for a bit?
- Any new ideas?
- Choose the one that seems to hold the most light for you.
- Try it out. - What's working? What could be better?
- Tweek it and try again.
- Repeat until you have a solution you are happy with or you realize that it isn't going to work, consider the time spent into is as sunk costs and move on.
The most important part of the above is this...be kind with yourself in the process. Self-compassion is a superpower that took me 45 years to develop. I lost it when I was your age and I know if I hadn't, I would have made so much more difference in the world than I have. Self-criticism can come from society, from bullying, or from habits we have learned in our families. Self-criticism is like a dial that dials down the energy you have available for your creative pursuits.
When your self-compassion is solid you have more energy for your creative pursuits.
So the greatest skill a young creative can master is the art of developing and fostering gentle humor and self-compassion in themselves and in others on their creative team. Treating yourself as your own best friend, and treating everyone on your creative team as worthy of respect and support.
“Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.”
– Salvador Dali
Home Play segment:
This week we learned how to clear our head using the three page technique.
And I asked you at the end to describe the qualities of the loving mentor/ wise person that lives within you. So how will you represent this in an image?
For the added challenge please include the following:
- The colour blue (more sapphire or indigo than a teal - teal is next week)
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