In this hyperconnected, hyperproductive world, we often find ourselves caught in the clutches of endless to-do lists. But fear not, dear creatives, for Niksen offers a momentary escape. Niksen is a Dutch concept translating to “doing nothing”. We need to embrace the art of idleness! Take a break from the warp-speed of life and allow your mind to wander freely. Sit back, relax, and let the celestial winds of inspiration gently caress your weary soul.
So many self help books and gurus focus on how to fix yourself and turn you into the person you’ve always wanted to be. But this implies that you’re somehow broken. That the problems you struggle with were hardwired into you from the start. What if all this is hogwash? Then you could stop fixing yourself and start living your life.
Memory aids and brain boosts are available by the truckload. Apps advertise how to retain more and keep your brain fit. However, it turns out that your brain is built to forget. In fact, the natural state of many animals is to forget.
Sometimes the words won’t come. Or your pencil hovers over the page, unsure what to draw. These are all symptoms of art-block.
Werner Herzog once walked 515 miles to visit a dying friend because he knew that his friend wouldn’t dare expire before he got there.
Everyone can be an artist so long as we defeat obstacles like anxiety and procrastination.
Things pile up on our to-do lists until the things we really want to do never get done. Time to close off our to-do list and concentrate on what matters.
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Sometimes it feels like there’s a conveyor belt of things to do. And it keep churning out tasks so what we want never gets done.
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We all have that inner critic who tears apart our work. Nothing is ever good enough. Yet there is a way to escape this seemingly eternal self-judgement.
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We all have leashes that choke off our creativity and constrain our art. So how do you cut loose and find your authentic voice?
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