My little project log sheet.... so I can keep track of how my projects are going, and if I am ignoring something... like myself.
I've been thinking lately about how I manage the ups and downs of life.
I don't know if I would manage so well if I didn't have my creativity to, not only sustain me, but also to figure it all out.
The benefit of the creative habit. You look for new solutions. You look for new ways to see old problems. You look for connections between things. You look for cause and effect. You look for harmonies and dissonances.
I find that I've been doing a lot of doodling to figure out what I need to do next. How odd that I would end up doodling logs and calendars and lists. Is this a doodle? Is this something that my subconscious tells me I need?
I suppose so.
I did get a little lost there in the business of it all for a while. Lost the goals, lost the routines, lost the motivation.
Maybe all my calendaring and logging and marking down of what I want and where I want to go is a kind of map making, a way to find myself where I am.
What kind of map making do you do in your life?
When you get lost, how do you find your way back to yourself?
Funnily enough, as I've just made this connection that I am making maps of my life and my mind, I feel the need to go upstairs and sketch out some more maps. Name my place. Discover where/who/what I am.