Decision Making


If I’m feeling stuck in a rut or bored, then I’m the only one who can fix it. When it comes to my creativity, thankfully I have a lot of methods and options at my fingertips. So it’s not for a lack of options.

Though sometimes all those options can lead to indecisiveness. Goes back to that concept I struggle with about choosing “the best”. Despite knowing there’s no such thing, I put pressure on the decision.

Yet where the emphasis should fall is just making a decision to create. And ask myself what I want to do or what I haven’t done in a long time and then go with that. The important thing is to choose to create, not necessarily what type of creating that is.

I reminded as well about the concepts talked about in the book “Atomic Habits” by James Clear about making choices that align with who I am, what my identity is. So if part of my identity is as an artist and/or a creative person, when faced with this stuck feeling, the question I ought to pose to myself is “what would an artist/creative person do here?” And then choose and act accordingly.

Sounds simple but it’s a good reminder for those moments when I’m stuck. And making the choice through the lens of my identity keeps it out of the dangerous territory of “shoulds” or “have tos”. Instead it’s about making a choice to align with who I am and aspire to be.

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