This is my ideas journal
...well it's really a binder
yeah, it's BIG!
I wouldn't be surprised if there were over a thousand ideas in here. Many so well planned all they need is the smallest part to make them come alive - the action. There are enough ideas in here to last a lifetime, several. And they are added to practically every day.
I cannot think of it as a burden to have so many ideas constantly coming
But it's also confusing
and it always begs the question 'which idea should I work on next?' (and usually before any of the current 15 projects are anywhere near to being done)
'what if I pick the wrong one?'
'which one most calls my heart to be done?'
'why do thirty ideas call my heart all at the same time dammit?'
What I've realised recently is I have a lot of inner critic stuff surrounding me around this (which is handy really seeing as that is the soothing healing aspect my 21 Secrets Art Lesson is about - I do believe the universe gives you what you most require, even if it feels very, very uncomfortable!)
but...I'm beginning to learn how to get out of my head a bit more...'cause that's where all the questions live!!! If I don't, then I can (often) be paralyzed by sheer overwhelm. To sum it up in the recent words I wrote in my journal I'm 'feeling' my next move, rather than 'planning' my next move.
It's really not easy for me to get outta my head when 1000s of projects are cultivating, expanding and morphing, and I don't think it'll get easier anytime soon, and constant second-guessing yourself questions are just one of things my inner critic likes to keep himself busy with....so releasing and going with the flow, rather than concentrating and going with the 'logic' (in ' ' as the inner critic can often give very good arguments to the point where we believe a inner critic dig is actually a truth!) is something I need to learn to keep myself in alignment with.
So I'm so curious about this I might set up a discussion on Journal Workshops; does anyone else have this issue (too many ideas, not enough time? which way to go? who knows, let's go make a coffee instead!??)
and if so how do you choose which (of all the very fabulous) ideas to go with first?
and does anyone ever just work on one idea at a time? (aka am I just a freak working on so much, or it is a usual habit to have what feels like a years worth rolling at any one time?)
Leave your thoughts in the comments below, or on the Journal Workshops discussion here I'd really like to hear how everyone else deals with what I'm sure if a very common tripping issue for many creatives.