Were you ever faced with a big Creative Project that you knew would take so much time and effort that you ended up procrastinating - and not moving forward toward completion? Maybe it involved writing the first draft of a book or developing a series of painting.
Well I came across a post, on The 99%, that may help you (and me) with that situation. The post entitled, The Counter-Intuitive Benefits of Small Time Blocks was written by Elizabeth Grace Saunders. Her process consists of five steps. Although the post addresses the business world, I believe it can help individual creatives too.
In one of the steps, Saunders encourages us to - "Schedule in just 15-30 minutes to move forward on the project. The point is to set aside a short enough block of time that you can commit to it without feelings of anxiety or hesitation about your ability to follow through. (Think baby steps.)"
Saunders goes on to tell us that, "Any action is almost always better than none."
To encourage us of the benefits of this process, Saunders also quotes Fred Wilson's interesting post on"subconscious information processing. As soon as you give your mind a problem to solve, it starts working day and night on the project. By using short bits of time to move forward, particularly in the initial brainstorming phase, you give yourself a greater opportunity to unleash your genius than you could have done in a long single spurt."
Why not read the entire post on the benefits of short blocks of time and see how you can apply it to one of your creative projects.