Saturday, February 2, 2013

Transform a Pause into a Possibility

Creative Nudge Fridays is here!

Welcome to nudge #10. Ready to step out of your creative comfort zone? 

A comfort zone is where we might feel safe, comfortable and aware of what we think we can or can't do. They serve a purpose until we are ready to stretch ourselves forward and grow into more of who we are. We step out of them whenever the pull of our desire is greater than the grip of our fear. That pull is one of the ways our ever-evolving truth connects to and communicates with us.

Here is a nudge to encourage a pause in your life to transform into a possibility; Uncover *one creative thing* that is calling you to step out of your creative comfort zone right now. Then, use this calling as your personal invitation to take an action step forward. As the action step will be specific to you, this nudge will take as long as you need to action that step.

To uncover your *one creative thing*, ask yourself;
- What have I wanted to try ever since I was a kid, but haven't tried yet?
- What do I wish to explore, but feel incapable of doing?
- What would I really love to do, but really think I can't?
- What do I dream of doing, but am scared to do?
- What do I wish to do, but others have told me I can't?
- What do I keep telling others I want to do, but haven't done yet?
- What did I used to love doing, but stopped and would love to do again?

Your responses might be similar or they might be different. There is no right or wrong. This is your own uncovery process.

Then, when you are ready pick *one thing* from your list that is calling you the most right now - and take an action step forward. After taking a step you might even begin to feel a momentum to take another step. Take it.

A note; your *one creative thing* does not need to be mammoth to be meaningful. It might be trying out a new recipe, using your phone to take those pictures you've been meaning to take, writing a short poem, getting your knitting needles out again, turning your sewing machine back on, returning to your garden or picking up an instrument you know how to play but haven't played in a while. Or it might be learning how to sing, buying a canvas and painting on it, attending a dance lesson, trying out a cooking class, having a go at a new instrument, writing a book, starting a veggie garden, signing up for an e-course or enrolling into a workshop to develop a new skill. Let it be whatever feels right for you.

To remind yourself that stepping out of your creative comfort zone means stepping into more of who you really are, take a photo of your *one creative thing* in action, then use the pic as your screen saver or wallpaper on your phone or computer.

Your view. If you like this post, click LIKE or if you give the nudge a go, please let us know. Share a pic with us on my Facebook Page, or add your comments below. I'd love to see your creative actions! If you share your creative actions on Twitter or Instagram, let's use the tag #creativenudgefridays so we can find you.

Pass it on. Here is a ready-to-go prod for you to share the nudge on Facebook, Twitter + elsewhere on the web; Transform a pause into a possibility. Go beyond your creative comfort zone, via @jelenamrkich #creativenudgefridays

Each step out of your comfort zone {tiny or massive} stretches you forward, beyond what you once thought possible for yourself.

Create on, Jelena x

p.s. Rather than feeling taunted by our comfort zones, thanking them for serving their purpose can help to transcend them. Paying attention to that which calls you forth is also a helpful process for strengthening self-trust.

© Copyright Jelena Mrkich 2013.

Permission is granted to share this post and images within it freely on the condition that the author is credited and this byline is included. Jelena Mrkich is an Artist, Art Therapist and Creative Catayst who is passionate about creativity as a tool for healing, transformation and self-awareness. For more info visit or for regular creative good things join her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.


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