Creative Courage Boost #1

When all else fails, when your creative work has you heading for the hills, reaching for the ice cream, or running to watch a movie and zone out…

Grab a timer and set it for 15 minutes.

Play a game with yourself to do the dreaded deed full out until the timer goes off. No matter how odious it gets, you can tell yourself that this will all be over in less than 15 minutes.

And something magical happens.

Ninety nine times out of one hundred the task becomes easier. The hurdle is overcome and you achieve creative flow.