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.

Jocelyn K. Glei: Holding Space for Yourself, Hurry Slowly podcast

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.