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If you need something new in your life, follow along with me on this blog, Create & Change. Together for 365 days, we will take tiny steps to make something new. As you move along, report back along the way. 

Does creating everyday make change in your life?

Day 349 - How A Pain In The Neck Can Make You More Creative.

Day 349 - How A Pain In The Neck Can Make You More Creative.

Oh, hi. I have a pain in my neck today. If you know me well, you know that I am using this phrase literally and as well as metaphorical. Here is the short of it. Sometimes, life doesn't go as planned. In an instant, things get painful; things get blurry, and things don't work out. No matter how much you try to grasp on to expectations, it becomes apparent it's a losing battle. The neck continues to hurt even after all the remedies are applied and doctors advised. It becomes clear; it isn't about the neck. It's about expectations.

Pain is all around us. It's in our past, present and future. We all run from it in some way. The older I get, the more I realize we should turn to pain and think about the change it brings to our lives. Take for instance the real pain in my neck. I woke up two days ago, and it's a real struggle to move my arm. It feels terrible as a type, draw or breath. The pain came out of nowhere, but it's making me somewhere pretty miserable. However, when I sat down to do this project, I realized the pain provided me a beautiful constraint. By taking away some of the choices, it made me more creative because it changed my expectations and perspective. I can't draw today. I can bearly type. What can I provide? My answer is a quote:

Today's project is to create a beautiful constraint. Identify a problem and look for an alternate solution. Use creativity to manage expectations. Find the art in the problem.

Until tomorrow great thinkers.

 

 

Day 350 - Here Are Top 10 Holiday Movies That Will Make You Joyful.

Day 350 - Here Are Top 10 Holiday Movies That Will Make You Joyful.

Day 348 - How Holiday Candy Can Make Your Life More Joyful.

Day 348 - How Holiday Candy Can Make Your Life More Joyful.