The Creativist Limbo

The past couple weeks have been a bit difficult for me to manage. With thoughts constantly bouncing around my head, it’s always a struggle to organize and prioretize them.

Needless to say I’ve been focusing on the wrong things lately.

For the past couple of weeks, my focus has been out of wack. I find myself getting hung up on the superficial aspects of the projects I’m working on. As a perfectionist, it’s hard to settle, even if it’s settling on the small things like logos, appearance, design, and consistency—you know, the stuff that are not my expertise; the little things that probably won’t make much of a difference until my thing picks up some speed. Right now, my thing is barely rolling.

Why does this happen? I ask myself that question quite a bit. It seems like it happens periodically and it feels sort of like a creativist limbo—like I’m stuck in the thought of a perfect world. I guess it’s a human thing to do, to get distracted and go a bit off course, especially considering the overwhelming context of todays information age. It probably also has to do with my perfectionist characteristics.

Nevertheless, I’ve spent the better part of this week trying to get back on track with the help of a podcast called Note to Self. They hosted a project in the beginning of February called Infomagical. It’s a chance for those who are overhwhelmed with information to cut it off and unwind from the constant bombardment of digital stimuli. I’m a little late to the party, but I thought I’d give it a try. I’m on the last day (day 5), and so far it’s been quite an enlightening experience. It’s given me time to think about my goals and how I should prioretize them.

I’m happy to say that I’m pulling myself back on track and focusing on the one thing I need to do in order to grow as a writer—writing and sharing ideas.

Hopefully my mind will stay on track for a while, because I really need to start building up my experience for future endeavors.

Wish me luck.

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