In Coaching the Artist Within, creativity expert and psychologist Eric Maisel devotes an entire chapter to “Achieving a Centered Presence.” He describes a simple, six-step, one minute process for carefully breathing and thinking yourself into a grounded state of calm so you are ready to create and take the next right step for the project at hand.
Feeling Focused or Rushed and Scattered?
Many creative people have trouble with exactly this issue. As a self-coach, this type of technique can help you to take advantage of your creative time so you can jump right in and do what needs to be done. If you don’t have a sure-fire way to focus on your work, you will probably waste those precious opportunities.
Personal Grounding Strategy, Technique or Ritual
How do you pull yourself into a grounded, centered, focused frame of mind so you can create without hesitation? Do you have a strategy or a technique or a ritual, perhaps found through yoga or meditation or a sequence such as Maisel offers? What happens if you don’t? Do you stay stuck or blocked by in fear, anxiety, procrastination?
Get Yourself Calm and Centered
What could you accomplish with this kind of simple, instant, (and cheap!) self-help?
Might be worth a try.
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