If you find procrastination a problem when it comes to getting started on the projects that will help you to create the life you desire, the clutter of unfinished projects around you could be the problem.
A couple of years ago, I started recording videos about manifesting and creating the life your heart desires, and putting them on YouTube. I really enjoyed it, but eventually I stopped everything, including writing posts, and took a break because I started feeling overwhelmed…
I’m an artist. I’ve always drawn and painted, I love to sing and play guitar. I love being on stage. I love video editing and graphic design. I love bright colours and anything where I’m being creative and connecting to my soul.
Anything to do with music, painting or computers, makes me feel light…
Physical projects, however, carry weight.
Five years ago, I decided to create a mosaic of two fish, in a yin/yang design, to go on a panel next to our pool. It was quite big, and the sketch looked amazing! I did a one day course to learn how to do it properly, and bought all of the materials I needed. I was set up and ready to go.
I was excited!
I started it… and five years later, I finished the first fish.
The reason why it took me so long was that due to my scoliosis, the angle on which my head was tilted forward to work on it caused me immense back pain. It became a project I really wanted to finish, but it wasn’t fun for me to do. Every time I looked at it, I thought about the pain it would cause, and the thought of working on it made me feel nauseous.
I felt like I had to finish it purely because I’d started it, and when I first came up with the idea, my partner loved it. It was hanging like a weight on my shoulders.
I realised one day that I wasn’t feeling motivated to create anything else because I felt that I had to get this mosaic finished. Then, I remembered…
Just because you make a bed doesn’t mean you have to lie in it…
It didn’t matter that I’d done a course to learn how to do it…
It didn’t matter that I’d told someone else I was going to create it…
It didn’t matter that I’d started it and hadn’t finished it…
It was no longer fun for me. Why was I keeping it? It was taking up space and creating a dense energy around my creativity because it no longer held a spark of excitement for me.
So, I’ve found it a home with a mosaic artist. It’s packed up and waiting for her to get back from her holidays so I can take it to her. All I have to do now is sell my mosaic tools.
Part of me is sad that I’m not finishing it, but when I tune in and really listen to what my soul has to say, it’s my ego that’s holding onto it. My soul is telling me to let it go. I know it will be put to good use, and I’m excited to see where it ends up.
The energy in my studio is clear again. I can feel the excitement of getting back into creating videos, and focusing on developing my stand up comedy. I’m keen to get back into writing, and painting.
Craft projects can be one of the worst forms of clutter that’s stopping you from moving forward. I know what it’s like. All projects are started with the best of intentions, and it’s not unusual to have several projects on the go, or stored away with the intention of getting started.
It doesn’t work. Stop kidding yourself!
Go within and decide upon the one craft project that makes your heart sing, and say goodbye to the others. Sell off what you have, or give it away.
Clear the space.
And when you’re out and that little voice inside your head comes up with another exciting craft project for you, and wants you to buy more stuff…
TURN AROUND AND WALK OUT THE DOOR!!
That’s your ego talking and all it’s doing is keeping you where it feels comfortable… Drowning in a sea of craft materials, living in the past, with no intention of creating a different future.
Clutter of any kind will cause procrastination, but when you have numerous unfinished creative projects in your energy field, they will weigh you down and stop you from moving forward.
Clear out that craft cupboard. Have one project, and one project only! You’ll be amazed at how clear the energy around you will feel. Create the space to create the things that will move your life forward.