Olle Lindholm

How to get back to creative habits

Published 10 months ago • 1 min read

Hi, how are ya?

I've put this newsletter on hold because life has been hectic, but I've missed writing to you.

We often experience resistance when we want to pick up creative habits. There's that mental wall that keeps us from showing up.

I'm still figuring out what works best for me, but I've identified a few success patterns.

Adjust expectations: One thing that works for me is to lower the bar, to make showing up easier. To give myself the room to be "creatively messy".

Embrace a self-compassionate approach. Have the courage to be vulnerable and kind to yourself. I want to have the courage to show up as myself, not some polished version who's got everything under control.

Tools: Know exactly which tools I use to produce my newsletter.

I use Roam Research, Hemingway App, and ConvertKit. These tools are always available; they make writing, editing, and publishing easier.

Process: I have a simple process for gathering ideas.

Where do you get stuck in the creative process? What works best for you?

Hit reply and share. We can support and learn from each other.

Have a good week and take care of yourself.


Olle Lindholm

A Sweden-based author and coach.

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