Sometimes I want to bring you a different voice – especially around creativity! Here’s a great guest article by my Diamond Client, Rochelle Seltzer. She’s got an amazing book coming out in January 2020 called: Live Big: A Manifesto for a Creative Life.
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What To Do When You Feel Stuck
Every writer has been there — feeling blocked, stuck, and frustrated. Feeling unable to access creativity, or find confidence, or get into action — or all of these problems.
Feeling stuck like this may be short-lived, or you can feel unable to get back on track for long stretches.
And it’s terrible.
I’m happy to share three approaches that have helped countless creators I work with — and that have helped me when I’ve become stuck.
1. Start with self-love
This one may sound a bit odd, but stay with me.
Invariable, when we get stuck our self-critic has shown up to sabotage us.
And the self-critic has an array of sneaky ways to try and stop us.
Procrastination is a big one — we put things off because deep down we doubt our ability to do that thing — or do it well enough.
Which brings us to Perfectionism, a huge way the self-critic limits us.Guest Post @RochelleSeltzer - What to do what you're stuck on your writing Click To Tweet
Impostor syndrome is another self-critic favorite, as is comparing ourselves to others.
And fear is the biggest tool in the self-critic’s toolbox.
If any of these toxic problems resonate challenges for you, turn to the powerful antidote of self-love.
Why? Because when you have big reserves of self-love, your self-critic cannot weasel in as easily.
So what is self-love?
Self-love is just what it wounds like — loving oneself with a full heart. Loving yourself just as you love the dearest people in your life or a beloved pet.