You’ve got to have stellar time management skills to succeed as a creative solo-preneur.
THIS IS A MYTH.
Here’s the truth:
You’ve got to have stellar ENERGY management skills to succeed as a creative being.
Developing stellar energy management skills is all about self-care, be-friending-of-the-self, discovering + activating your creative genius so you can do what you want to do from a place of true creative and spiritual power – all the stuff of Creative Dream Incubation.
Time is both limited and unlimited.
Limited in that you can’t actually create more time, so any time you try to manage the time you’ve got, you’re dealing in lack, trying to make the most of your measly slice of the pie.
Unlimited in that all you ever actually have is this moment, but this moment is infinite and contains infinite possibilities.? So even though you’ve only ever got this moment, this moment is plenty.
Energy is Unlimited.? But kind of complicated.
As a Highly Sensitive Person managing my energy seems like a pretty complex thing, but really it’s just about understanding what is good for me, and then doing that.
I don’t function at my highest creative potential when I’m not properly nurturing my energy.
I can easily get twice as much done in a morning, as I can in an afternoon.
The later I go to bed, the less I’ll be able to accomplish the next day.
If I go to bed after midnight – I simply will NOT be functioning from my creative genius the next day.? The energy won’t be there for that.? And sometimes it may take a few days to get back into my creative flow.
If I have alcohol I am putting my creative genius to sleep for at least 24 hours.
Etc, etc, etc. I discovered that I am an HSP about 15 years ago.? Since then I have learned a lot about what I need to flourish – it started by not trying to do what “everyone else is doing” and embracing the fact that if I want to be able to access my creative genius, I have to take care of myself.
This is the trick: When you function from your Creative Genius you don’t need anywhere near as much time to get shit done.
Plus, obviously, when you work from your Creative Genius your work is better.? You’re not just getting shit done, you’re making magic.
As a creative solo-preneur everything is easier when you are consistently doing your best work.
And you can’t access your best work if you’re not doing what you need to do to nurture your energy. ?You just end up running on a treadmill of to-do lists that you’re never going to catch up on.
The way off the treadmill is to focus on energy-nurturing instead of time-managing.
- Make a list of the things that fill you up. For me, this list includes: beach days, creative journaling, sewing, aromatherapy, mineral spa days, crystal healing meditations.
- Make a commitment to do some of those things every day.? No exceptions.
The fill-up is the most important part!
How far would you get if you kept driving your car and never stopped to fill it up?
Time management is all about trying to make the most of your empty tank of gas.
Energy management is all about filling the tank with the highest quality fuel and keeping it full, so your engine purrs happily all the way along the path to your dream come true.