Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Time Management Tuesday: Reading "Boundless Creativity"--Finished!

I finished reading Boundless Creativity: A Spiritual Workbook for Overcoming Self-doubt, Emotional Traps, and Other Creative Blocks by Martha Alderson last week.  I have to say, I found a lot of the spiritual aspects of the book heavy going. There are some more practical elements that did work for me.

In fact, using this book really kick-started a project for me this summer. It got me out of what I call an "overwhelm period."

"Boundless Creativity"'s Practical Takeaways For Gail

Inner Spiritual Goals. I found this helpful, and I hope to stick with using it. My inner, spiritual goal is, by the way, "Finish something." I work to keep this goal in mind especially when I'm exhausted and/or overwhelmed from too many tasks. Finish something. Choose one task that can be completed, even if it's cleaning the kitchen counter, and finish something. Finish something.

Yeah, this is what passes as spiritual for me.

Outer Creativity Goals. I am going to stick with one inner spiritual goal, at least for a while, but outer creativity goals will change with time. Mine for May/June was "Completing a book blueprint for 143 Canterbury Road by mid-June." The system Alderson described for reaching an outer creativity goal, for breaking down the goal into daily objectives/tasks, was very helpful. It could be described as adding a visual element to planning and working. I altered her instructions and, still, I'm actually writing using the blueprint I worked on.

Inspiration For The Future


 As a result of reading Boundless Creativity, I
  1. hope to do more visual daily objective planning for future projects.  

  2. plan to rework a time management strategy I've discussed here in the past with ideas I got from this book. 

  3. will try to come up with a way to make finishing projects easier. 



FTC Disclosure:  I received my copy of Boundless Creativity from a publicist marketing it. 

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