You can rely on consistent effort, but you can’t rely on inspiration.
I was able to put less pressure on myself… I can practice and experiment without worrying about someone judging my work.
It was easier to find motivation.
I realize that structure and scheduling may not appeal to all retirees, but this is a time to experiment with what works for you. Find the sweet spot–the happy medium–between moderate expectations and enjoying the process.
Do you have any tips or tricks that spur your creativity? Share them in the comments below.
— “Due to the lack of consequences in the kitchen, you’re able to defeat fear: fear of criticism, fear of inadequacy, and fear of failure.”
— “It’s a space waiting for you to experiment, explore, and discover new flavors, methods, and recipes.”
— “The kitchen provides you with a set of tools, but leaves it up to you on how to use them to get your desired result.”
Deal with variables.
Embrace the tactile.
Design for uniformity
Inspired? What is your next [of many, I hope] creative project?
Even before I retired, ‘reinvention’ crept into my consciousness. I was feeling fairly marginalized in a number of ways and it felt like it was the right time to redefine what I wanted to do with the ensuing years.
Especially as a creator.
So that will be my emphasis in February–your reinvention as a creator.
I will offer suggestions and include a few steps I’m taking in that direction–not in the vein of ‘Hey! Look at me!’, but as a way to document [for myself] some forward steps.
Need a little nudge in this direction? Just click on and download the page below and print it out as often as you need. Nothing fancy here. No frills, just a little boost to your mindset. Here also is a link to the two-per-page version.