Holding space for yourself
Giving yourself the gift of time, without the expectation of productivity is the first and foremost way to hold space for yourself.
The modern world has trained us to binge eat other peoples ideas. That's often how we spend a majority of our time. Yet to dive deep into generative creative work, we must set aside real space for ourselves. The risk is it can feel like a failure if this precious time results in nothing tangible at all, or doesn't meet expectations. We must remind ourselves that this is an essential part of the practice of creation.