'Your weekly dose of creativity' | Renewal #4

Renewal #4

Stop Struggling
Hi readers,

As we get closer and closer to the end of the year, finals or other deadlines are coming... and you might feel, like me, a little rush of anxiety coming in. What have I really done this semester, this year?
Don't chase inspiration

Often we spend our precious time chasing after productivity and achievements, wanting to be active and busy all the time only to result in... well, not much. We chase the inspiration so much that it gets shy and doesn’t want to come anymore. Just like in shifting sand, we struggle and we fight, only to realize that we are the only one in the ring.

Think of inspiration as a cat. If you ever had any of these cute fluffy creatures, you’d know that they don’t recognize any master. Cats are proud and the more you’ll try to chase after them or call them, the more they will ignore you. But the moment you decide to do something else, they’ll come at you to cuddle... usually when you’re trying to study or work 😅.

Moral of the story: don’t try to master cats. They’ll master you before you master them 😿. Always do your best and create time (put cat food around) for inspiration to come, but don’t wait around for it.

— What I learned this week
🎥  What I'm watching : “How craving attention makes you less creative” • If your creativity is driven by a desire to get attention you will never be creatively fulfilled. Great Ted Talk by Joseph Gordon Lewitt!
📖  What I'm reading : "The acronym that changed how I write" Interesting read by Ali Abdaal on how to stop having writer’s (or creative’s) block by writing Fast Bad Wrong on the first try, then coming back to edit later.
— What I created for you this week
Here's what I created for you lately.
4 things every procrastinator should do to be successful
If you want to get many things done but don't feel like you achieve anything… welcome home.
The best time to start creating is today
Tips on how to stop being caught up in your own mind and start creating today.

I hope you found something interesting in today’s newsletter. I don't have a question this week, but I'd definitely appreciate if you could share this issue with your friends and maybe let them subscribe here.
I wish y'all to have a great sunday and a beautiful week,
Mathieu Céraline.
Mathieu Céraline
Park Avenue
Montréal, Québec H2V4J1

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