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Working Desire: 5 Tips for Maximizing Pleasure in Your Creativity
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Ami Mattison
February 2011
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Written by
Ami Mattison
February 2011

I love my job.

Every day and all day, I get to write and do other creative work.

I love writing and being creative so much I use working as a reward for getting other mundane tasks done.

But what happens when you love your artistic craft, but have a hard time actually doing the work?

The Key to Cultivating Desire

I haven’t always written full-time. So I know from experience that many obstacles, both internal and external, can stand in the way of our efforts to write or create art: limited time, limited energy, artistic insecurities, lack of motivation and the list goes on.

The key to tempering or overcoming these obstacles is to focus on the pleasure and rewards derived from your creative work, which in turn creates an on-going desire to work on a consistent basis.

Given our busy schedules and the less-than-creative nature of typical, everyday life, it’s easy to lose touch with the inherent pleasure of creativity and our desire to engage it on a regular basis.

So, how do we cultivate this desire to work creatively? How do we maximize the pleasure that is inherent to creativity? Read the rest of the article at poetryNprogress.

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  • Ami Mattison

    Thank you, Cathy! I agree. It's easy to forget why we do all this in the first place: for the love, pleasure, and delight of it! Thanks for stopping by and sharing!