Make it smaller.
Make it small enough to hold in your hand. Portable.
Give yourself an opportunity to start and finish in one sitting. Make 5 or 10 minutes of creative investment turn into done.
It doesn't mean giving up on the big idea. It doesn't mean playing small.
It means that today, you get to say, "I created that, I made that," without turning your life inside out to make it happen.
You can make art without committing to all the investment.
You can write a haiku instead of committing to the novel.
You can sketch a message in an art journal instead of committing to the installation.
You can share a single useful thought instead of writing the article to end all articles.
You can decide to plant one single plant instead of planning the entire garden all at once.
Because making even a small thing makes the vision real. Tomorrow you can commit to the next step. Tomorrow you can build on what you finished today.
When I hear people say they don't have time or opportunity to be creative, I say make it smaller.
Hear me say these words out loud: