I am penning a sort've 'self help' manual. It is only my opinion, my ideas and thoughts. My skill is simply that I have lived with PD for a long time. So here is a bit….
I said how important it is to fill gaps but what do you fill them with? Luckily for me I have a creative streak so I am able to saturate my days ( and nights ) drawing, writing, playing drums, cooking, doing radio, thinking, sewing and generally using my imagination. What do you do however if you don’t know what to do?
Well firstly I start with the notion I can try anything, whether I end up doing the exact thing I think of or it just acted as a trigger, ultimately matters not. It does however have to achieve the following:
It has to give me joy.
It has to challenge me.
I need to be able to get better at it.
1. Looking back to your childhood is always a good place to start… the things you liked, the things you started but then gave up, the things you were good at.
2. Talk to people. Often the people around you can spot your talents before you do!
3. Brainstorm … but to do this effectively you need to go out and about first.
4. Think of 10 unusual places to go and then think about what you like about them, and how you could be creative.
5. Keep motivated, use the energy from the people around you to pull you forward when you need them to, but remember to give some energy back!
6. Be inspired, you wont be inspired if you sit at home and don’t engage things. You need to be in the world not on it