Being an artist, I find inspiration basically everywhere I go. Being a soap maker, I see soap molds basically everywhere I go. Everything I see “could be made out of soap”. Its fun to have that vision, but also exhausting because your brain never shuts off. Its always in think mode. I really need to focus, and rather than think of ideas, come up with one great one, and make it. Then come up with another. And make it. It can become overwhelming, and the opposite of productive. Nothing gets made because there are so many ideas floating around. I know this happens to all creative people. A gift and a curse.
I have discovered that a bullet journal can help me stay focused. Provided I remember to use it. And there is the rub. Super on top of it when I first got it, decorated the pages, marked my schedule. Added my tasks. And it worked. Fairly well. I actually bought two. One for my business tasks, and one for my home and family tasks. I love stickers. So adding inspiration to each day in a sticker and little check lists and “you got this” was great. And then after I did my first two shows, I forgot to do it one day. And then day two, and a week went by. And now we are on two weeks. My habit wasnt quite formed yet, and I let myself get the better of me. Now I am forced to start from Day One again on my habit forming quest.
I am convinced that us right brained creative folk can reign our thoughts in with a fantasticly organized bullet journal. And have fun doing it! I can only try. And try again. The inspiration will never stop, but in order to be successful, we must learn to stay focused and not becomed overwhelmed with all the great ideas that pop in our heads. I might add a third quick notebook, just to jot some of those great ideas down. The key is not take too much time on them, but get them on paper and then move on to being productive. Its a journey.