How to Get Back to Drawing When You’ve Fallen Off the Boat For a While.

Why do we sometimes avoid the very thing that feeds our soul?

Whenever I draw and share a cartoon I feel great. My anxiety goes away and if it brightens someone’s day, that makes me even happier.

I know that drawing is an act that makes me spiritually, physically and mentally happier so what is the thing that holds me back?

I do have responsibilities: kids, work. Sometimes those responsibilities make their positions know as soon I open my eyes up until my head hits the pillow.

However, I also know that the mind can play tricks on me when I’m interested in pursuing something that means a lot to me. Suddenly time shrinks and I CANNOT make space to create cartoons.

I recently heard a podcast called The Eventual Millionaire by Jamie Masters. She interviews many entrepreneurs who are successful in varying degrees. One interview really stuck out for me and I felt it would be valuable to share with you here.

Robin Sharma found that the people who got the best results in their life did the following:

They were in the 5AM Club. While the rest of the world was sleeping and hitting snooze, 5AM Clubbers did the following:

1. Woke up at 5:00a
2. Did 20 minutes of exercise that made them sweat. This changes one’s psychological state as well as their actual brain health.
3. Did 20 minutes of journaling and meditation.
4. Did 20 minutes of writing and reading.

I tried it out this week and I found out that it was really helpful.

I could easily draw a quick sketch with a pen in the morning without too much fuss. Instead of letting my day overwhelm me, I was able to easily capture a few extra pockets of time where some very good creative thinking would happen.

If you’re not scared off by the prospect of waking up at 5:00am, check out Robin’s 66 Day Challenge here!

Author: Natalie Kim

Hey, thanks for stopping by. I'm Natalie Kim, an actress (Blacklist, Madam Secretary, Law & Order) and comedian living in New York City.

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