Yowling Creator Benefits: Take Time to Create

Yowling Creator Benefits: Take Time to Create

“I don’t have what I need…”

“I don’t have the time…”

“I don’t know where to start…”

“I feel frustrated and in a fog…”

These are yowlings of just some of the people with whom I’ve worked. Despite the insane obstacles and scary unknowns they faced, they discovered this through their Yowling Creator’s Way:

The benefits of taking the time to create far outweigh the consequences of staying stagnant.

If you have ever felt like you don’t have what you need, can’t spare the time, or don’t know where to start with your project, there’s hope. Just being willing to take the time to create may be your first important step. Here’s why…

As Yowling Creators, We Can Experience Accomplishment Even Before We Finish

Often we only allow ourselves to feel accomplishment when our project is completed. However, as Yowling Creators we can experience triumph and achievement every step of the way–even before we finish. In fact, patting ourselves on the back when we reach key benchmarks in the creation process is what keeps us going. This leads us to knowing that every tiny contribution we make to our project matters. All that we provide is significant. Every effort counts. This is because joy jump-starts motivation. And motivation breeds motivation.

The Yowling Creator Gift of Yourself

When we take the time to create, and bring that creation through to completion, we give the gift of ourselves to someone. Very often others see what we create as an extension of who we are. This happens all the time with actors. Fans confuse the character with the person. Why? Because actors bring to life what was once only words. If they’re effective, they make us feel or think. They touch us in some way. In doing so, they have given us the gift of themselves.

The Yowling Builds Up Without Release

If we don’t take the time to create, the pressure inside us mounts. We can get grumpy. Irritability starts to snake through our veins. Our yowling amps up, until we can’t stand it anymore.

If we don’t satisfy our yowling by using our time and talents in a satisfying way, we run the risk of shutting ourselves down as creators. This can take the form of apathy, feeling useless or powerless, and believing the lie that we have little to nothing to offer–even when it comes to living our own lives.

Have you ever felt this way as a Yowling Creator? What benefits do you experience when you take the time to create?

9 Responses to “Yowling Creator Benefits: Take Time to Create”

  1. Luis Alvarado says:

    Sometimes i get frustrated when i am writing a story. Even though my ideas are good; most of the time i end up struggling with them.

    Many ideas come to my mind and, as a result, i want to write all of them at the same time. This fact really blocks my mind and gets me irritated.

    Working with one idea at the time is what really works for me. In addition, i never forget the topic and the main idea of the story.

    Let me know if you have some tips, it wiil be very helpful in my writing…

  2. Lizzie Toscano says:

    Sometimes only a wink is enough for me to realize how fast the time flies. Many of us say that in our hectic lives we have not enough time to do our chores. Personally I think this is not about time, but organization.
    To take time to create is very important, but besides that I would mention that for me not only to take time to create brings me benefits but also to have my environment ready.
    I wrote a poem for the first time and my audience didn’t say anything, but I didn’t give up, I revised it, and brought it the second time to my audience and they loved it.
    I believe that taking the time and having my environment ready let me experienced the greatest benefit which is not shutting myself down as a creator
    I was believing the lie that I have nothing to offer.

    • Lisa Marie says:

      It’s so true what you say, Lizzie. I think the biggest lie that we as creators have to battle is thinking that no one will want what we have. Thanks for your comment!

  3. Malerie says:

    Kudos to you! I hadn’t thought of that!

  4. Coralie says:

    I really couldn’t ask for more from this article.

  5. Suelen E Santos says:

    When I started my Creative Writing Class, I had all these statements of the beginning of this post in my mind, or maybe, even more. I was full of thoughts of discouragement. In the process of learning the Yowling Creator’s Way, I became more confident on myself. Now, I am feeling free to show my writing to others, and receiving their feedback is a good way to improve my pieces. I love the idea of seeing my creation as a gift that is given to someone else. I have a folder in my computer full of ideas that come to my mind out of blue for sermons or songs, and I never had the courage to show to anybody. This post opened my eyes to see those ideas as God’s gifts for me that need to be passed forward. Based on the tips of the Yowling Creator’s Way, I can take my drafts to a next level and bless other lives.

  6. Sydney Bibal says:

    I feel like when I actually take the time to plan my papers or creations, I’m at a great start because i have a clear vision to the finish line. For example, outlining any paper helps me out so much because it shows me what I need to think deeper on and what needs to be done in order to get to the finished product. Learning from the past when I would never brainstorm or outline my papers before I actually start writing, I would be stuck for days. I would not know what to talk about. I would have all these ideas and thoughts in my head but I would never write them down because I thought I would remember them later on when I would need it. However, I know now that taking the time to plan and construct a schedule on the things that need to be done will help my actual writing process go way faster.

  7. Tristan Avila says:

    I am scared. I know I need to allow time to create but everything is stacked against me right now. A months work has been flushed away and I know have five days to compile all of that work as well as finish my project. It is extremely stress full.

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