Direction

I haven’t felt like animating in months. A fact I’ve been ruminating on for a long while and despite animation being something I love, I haven’t felt the desire create it. So I’ve decided that for now I’m going to focus on other things, like my handmade characters and the 100 Days Project. It’s a difficult thing for me to decide, but it seems like the right decision. I want to regain the passion I once had and I believe trying new things is the key.

Goal update

It’s been a month since I last blogged and I’ve been finding it hard to get going with my goals. My evenings seem to disappear into the void without me even realising it, till finally 12AM rolls around and I’m much to tired to do anything but sleep. It can be hard to utilise those moments you have between everything else, so I’ve had to revaluate and break down my days hour by hour. I’m hoping that by putting my to-do list into time slots, I won’t feel so overwhelmed.

The only thing that won’t work out for now, would be that I didn’t manage to get a space on the pottery course I wanted to join. However, I’ve decided to participate in the 100 Day Project instead. Starting 22nd May :)

Goals

Since starting my job a year ago, I’ve had little time to spare on my own personal projects. When I do have time, day to day tasks have taken precedence. In the end, I’m left feeling too tired to get much done. So naturally, blogging has been the last thing on my mind.

I want to get back into regularly updating, but I feel like I need some sort of central theme to focus on. Therefore I’ve decided to start writing about my personal goals on here. My personal goals are usually things I keep hidden in diaries or locked away in my phone. But I’ve decided its high time to start documenting them in a public space (or to the small handful that might stumble here).

My primary goal is to significantly increase my creative output. I’ve been struggling for a while to maintain this goal, often I find myself either uninspired or unmotivated. Some things I’ve thought I would always be doing, I no longer do much of. My intrinsic motivation is there, but I feel like I need some new routines to really harness that energy.

So here is my plan to kickstart my creativity.

  1. Exercise everyday. It’s been observed that exercise not only benefits your body, but also your brain. I already do yoga twice a week, but my aim is to be doing at least 30 minutes of exercise a day.
  2. Practising mindfulness. I’ve been hearing so much about the benefits of mindfulness as a tool both to help relax but also fuel your brain. I believe this will really help me long term.
  3. Dedicate one day a week to sit in a space that’s not in my house to work. My home space can be distracting, so making this a weekly ritual will give me a place to really focus on my work.
  4. Join a pottery class. I miss being in a educational environment with other artists, so I’d love to be back in it.
  5. Sleep well.