“I have to get out of here.”
My creative space, the space I love and set up to give me the best opportunity to write and work distraction free was suddenly a distraction.
A practice has a space, and that space is sacred.
-Steven Pressfield – Turning Pro
Until this past weekend I thought the space just needed to be routine and tidy. Free from distractions, good lighting, access to power outlet, plenty of desk real estate for stacking journals and notes, and a book spot for your latest reads. Oh and a coaster.
My creative space has become a writing/work/creative planning/Netflix/Gaming/Surfing the Web space. This has worked for me in the past but after a long weekend had me announcing to the entire house, “I have to get out of here.” I was ready to grab my laptop and head to the nearest coffee shop.
New surroundings are good. They serve as a reset in your mind and on your current creative space. Now that I’m writing more I’m going to create a new space just for writing and keep that space sacred. Creative planning and work will be in a separate space.
Our desks and spaces may be tidy and clean but cluttered with multiple uses that end up being a distraction. Declutter the space and mind by making your space sacred.
sacred space pic by: David van Dijk